Posts Tagged ‘#lvMchn’

September 4, 2014 0

Gay men, Facebook and Pakistan

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Exactly 7 months after starting the full time [loveMachine] project, here are some numbers and speculations around this experiment. As you know, the [loveMachine] is a bot that logs into my Facebook account to click on every possible like button it can find (although it doesn’t click on ads, neither becomes fan of new pages […]

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July 21, 2014 0

[loveMachine] reached level 2

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More than a month already has passed since I’ve planned to write this post. I thought about naming it “[loveMachine] frustration level 2″ or “[loveMachine] turns into a hate machine” as suggested by some users. But its a totally different post that I’m glad to write today. Since the beginning of June, Facebook has been […]

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May 29, 2014 0

Liking comments is just spitting in the wind

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I’ve been struggling with the [loveMachine] during the past weeks. First, the main disk on my home server, from where the script is running, crashed beautifully. Second, Facebook has somewhat changed the rules lately about how much likes I can do in a certain period of time (will write more on that later). During one […]

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May 22, 2014 0

A facebook warning animation

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Everytime the [loveMachine] runs over my profile, it takes a screenshot of the page when it’s done. At first, it was a way for me to see if it was really doing its job and to catch the Facebook warning messages that might have appeared during the process. But since a couple months now, I’ve […]

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April 14, 2014 0

Presentation de la [loveMachine] @RecyclartBXL

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Ce jeudi 17 avril 2014, courte présentation de la [loveMachine] lors d’une soirée #LOOP organisée chez Recyclart. Les #LOOP, c’est une série de présentations ultracourtes sur des projets expérimentaux développés dans l’atelier ‘Variable‘ à Schaerbeek. Variable est un atelier collectif à Schaerbeek qui héberge Open Source Publishing, Open Hardware Lab, Libre Video Lab et Open […]

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April 11, 2014 0

Finally Facebook implements the “dislike”… but it’s complicated

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Since all my likes are handled by the [loveMachine], I found myself looking for other things to do on Facebook. That’s when I stumbled on the (hidden) “dislike” function. Since it’s a long awaited feature, I must warn you that it’s not as easy as the “like”. It requires at least 3 clicks, works only […]

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March 31, 2014 0

« Il invente une Love Machine pour Facebook » − DH.be

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Dans la DH de ce 31 mars 2014, une demie page sur la [loveMachine]. La version en ligne, si vous êtes abonnés.

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March 21, 2014 0

J’ai augmenté ma pression sociale de 1 dunbar

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Depuis que j’ai lancé le projet [loveMachine], j’ai reçu 148 demandes d’amis sur Facebook. En moyenne, donc, 3 demandes par jour. Toutes acceptées sans conditions. 148, c’est justement le nombre maximum d’amis avec lesquels une personne peut entretenir une relation stable à un moment donné de sa vie. Quantité définie par Robin Dunbar, un anthropologue […]

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March 7, 2014 0

30.000 likes later

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Since all we can see on Facebook is just profiles, I thought I’d share, in the form of a gallery, some of the “unusual” ones the [loveMachine] has brought me to interact with. This is a gallery of caricatures, of course. It doesn’t point to anyone in particular, although you might recognize a friend or […]

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March 5, 2014 0

You should not post things that you don’t want to be liked

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This may seem obvious and biased, since it might only apply on Facebook. We do have different degrees of intimacy with our relations. Yet another obvious statement. But on social media, this seems to be totally ignored or, at least, not under our responsibility anymore. On Facebook, we have close friends, lovers, ex-lovers, colleagues and […]

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