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Facebook Lets Users Explain Why They Don’t Like A News Item
2013-07-24 10:08:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ever data-hungry Facebook is now letting its users give them even more information. The social networking site has long allowed their members to "like" certain posts from companies or friends. These digital thumbs up are then used to drive ads or determine which other news items will show up in their feed. Alternatively, users can ask Facebook to hide a news item in their feed and now the social company wants to know why....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'