Kent's Facebook Experiment
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It's no secret that I've found Facebook a mostly negative experience for several years. With all the negative publicity the company has been getting lately, I've given some thought to joining the #DeleteFacebook movement. I wanted a way to define my Facebook experience, so I decided to do an experiment.

Methodology: Using the Facebook app on my phone, I scrolled down through the posts and assigned each one to a category and subcatagory as I went. I decided I wanted to score the posts as +1 or -1 as determined by what subcategory I put them in. I chose six main post types as my subcategories. The first three I consider positive; the second three I consider negative.

Friend/Family Life Update - the standard "classic" type of post that I think people expected to see when they joined social media in the first place. eg, updates on the baby, vacation pics

Encouraging Message - a post that is meant to be inspiring, optimistic, helpful, etc. eg, "You can do anything you set your mind to!", "Always remember that your friends have your back!"

Entertaining - These are typically memes and videos shared for pure entertainment value. eg, music videos, baby animal pictures, funny memes

Advertisement - self-explanatory

Hateful Message - any post that states a negative opinion about a person or group of people for its own sake. eg, "Fuck Nonners", "All old people should just die already.", "My brother is the biggest piece of shit on the planet."

Politics - any post that takes a side on a political issue, regardless if I agree, disagree, or am indifferent or uninformed. eg, "Libtard snowflake cucks are ruining our country", "Share if you believe in the Second Ammendment", "Bernie 2020"
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POSITIVENEGATIVE
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Friend/Family Life UpdateAdvertisement
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Encouraging MessageHateful Message
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EntertainingPolitics
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SUBTOTAL223
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SUBTOTAL187
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TOTAL4010
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