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  • Tallawah_Tallawah_ Posts: 2,272Member Member Posts: 2,272Member Member
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Really Are Dumb, Says Study" -Allison Tierney

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dp5k7k/your-facebook-friends-who-post-inspirational-quotes-really-are-dumb-science-says-vgtrn

    LOL. That's awesome. Some of them really are straight-up BS.

    Hmmmmm...that's not really what the article is saying though is it?.......purposeful misinterpretation of the research mixed with pompous literal interpretation of some sayings isn't particularly clever either....

    Here's a clip of the article where it very clearly states that some are BS:

    "In the study, nearly 300 participants were presented with various statements, including those of the "*kitten*" variety, and asked to react to them by rating their profoundness on a scale of one to five, classifying quotes as either profound, *kitten*, or mundane. They were also given tests meant to measure their cognitive ability and personality"

    TL/DR - You're not particularly clever either.

    This could get boring but I'll give it one more round...

    The headline states "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Are Really Dumb" the 'research' then goes on to show that some out of a group of 300 people (no attempt to find out if they regularly post quotes) don't recognise made up quotes when presented with them. There is no attempt to find out if they would actually post them on to anybody

    So given the lack of rigour in this 'research', I'd say it's pretty dumb to conclude the quotes you are seeing in your feed are coming from dumb friends...
  • GlassAngylGlassAngyl Posts: 478Member Member Posts: 478Member Member
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Really Are Dumb, Says Study" -Allison Tierney

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dp5k7k/your-facebook-friends-who-post-inspirational-quotes-really-are-dumb-science-says-vgtrn

    LOL. That's awesome. Some of them really are straight-up BS.

    Hmmmmm...that's not really what the article is saying though is it?.......purposeful misinterpretation of the research mixed with pompous literal interpretation of some sayings isn't particularly clever either....

    Here's a clip of the article where it very clearly states that some are BS:

    "In the study, nearly 300 participants were presented with various statements, including those of the "*kitten*" variety, and asked to react to them by rating their profoundness on a scale of one to five, classifying quotes as either profound, *kitten*, or mundane. They were also given tests meant to measure their cognitive ability and personality"

    TL/DR - You're not particularly clever either.

    This could get boring but I'll give it one more round...

    The headline states "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Are Really Dumb" the 'research' then goes on to show that some out of a group of 300 people (no attempt to find out if they regularly post quotes) don't recognise made up quotes when presented with them. There is no attempt to find out if they would actually post them on to anybody

    So given the lack of rigour in this 'research', I'd say it's pretty dumb to conclude the quotes you are seeing in your feed are coming from dumb friends...

    Can't recognize made up quotes? Technically aren't they ALL made up by someone? Of course some of the most ignorant friends on my FB page just happen to be those who seem overzealous in their quote posting hobby. Not necessarily stupid, just ignorant. At least they aren't like the ones that seem convinced by the blessing and curses quotes. Prove you love God or something bad will happen.. Send this pic of Jesus to 10 friends and you will come into money just when you need it.
  • BoosDimplesBoosDimples Posts: 2,801Member Member Posts: 2,801Member Member
    "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. "

    Oscar Wilde
  • WorkerDrone83WorkerDrone83 Posts: 2,713Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 2,713Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Really Are Dumb, Says Study" -Allison Tierney

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dp5k7k/your-facebook-friends-who-post-inspirational-quotes-really-are-dumb-science-says-vgtrn

    LOL. That's awesome. Some of them really are straight-up BS.

    Hmmmmm...that's not really what the article is saying though is it?.......purposeful misinterpretation of the research mixed with pompous literal interpretation of some sayings isn't particularly clever either....

    Here's a clip of the article where it very clearly states that some are BS:

    "In the study, nearly 300 participants were presented with various statements, including those of the "*kitten*" variety, and asked to react to them by rating their profoundness on a scale of one to five, classifying quotes as either profound, *kitten*, or mundane. They were also given tests meant to measure their cognitive ability and personality"

    TL/DR - You're not particularly clever either.

    This could get boring but I'll give it one more round...

    The headline states "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Are Really Dumb" the 'research' then goes on to show that some out of a group of 300 people (no attempt to find out if they regularly post quotes) don't recognise made up quotes when presented with them. There is no attempt to find out if they would actually post them on to anybody

    So given the lack of rigour in this 'research', I'd say it's pretty dumb to conclude the quotes you are seeing in your feed are coming from dumb friends...

    I'm glad you went another round so we could clarify what posts we're talking about. I don't have a FB feed so I was referring to the quotes included in the article.

    I'm thinking you're either a stickler for the scientific method or you post a lot of inspirational quotes. It's just a silly article that I commented on.
    edited September 2017
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,842Member Member Posts: 33,842Member Member
    You can get the actual study if you google it: On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound [censored]

    Here's an unrelated quote I will post.

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    edited September 2017
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  • Tallawah_Tallawah_ Posts: 2,272Member Member Posts: 2,272Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    You can get the actual study if you google it: On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound [censored]

    Here's an unrelated quote I will post.

    e078rq0fjd2t.jpg

    Well to be fair to the researchers:

    The focus of this work was on investigating individual differences in the tendency to accept *kitten* statements,

    and at no point was any reference made to Facebook users. I guess it's just a crass interpretation by the headline writers
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Really Are Dumb, Says Study" -Allison Tierney

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dp5k7k/your-facebook-friends-who-post-inspirational-quotes-really-are-dumb-science-says-vgtrn

    LOL. That's awesome. Some of them really are straight-up BS.

    Hmmmmm...that's not really what the article is saying though is it?.......purposeful misinterpretation of the research mixed with pompous literal interpretation of some sayings isn't particularly clever either....

    Here's a clip of the article where it very clearly states that some are BS:

    "In the study, nearly 300 participants were presented with various statements, including those of the "*kitten*" variety, and asked to react to them by rating their profoundness on a scale of one to five, classifying quotes as either profound, *kitten*, or mundane. They were also given tests meant to measure their cognitive ability and personality"

    TL/DR - You're not particularly clever either.

    This could get boring but I'll give it one more round...

    The headline states "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Are Really Dumb" the 'research' then goes on to show that some out of a group of 300 people (no attempt to find out if they regularly post quotes) don't recognise made up quotes when presented with them. There is no attempt to find out if they would actually post them on to anybody

    So given the lack of rigour in this 'research', I'd say it's pretty dumb to conclude the quotes you are seeing in your feed are coming from dumb friends...

    I'm glad you went another round so we could clarify what posts we're talking about. I don't have a FB feed so I was referring to the quotes included in the article.

    I'm thinking you're either a stickler for the scientific method or you post a lot of inspirational quotes. It's just a silly article that I commented on.

    Well I don't have a FB feed either so I guess that makes me the former! My bad! LOL!

    In my defence what triggered me was the casual branding of a whole group of people as stupid...just kinda grates even in jest....
  • Tallawah_Tallawah_ Posts: 2,272Member Member Posts: 2,272Member Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    You can get the actual study if you google it: On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound [censored]

    Here's an unrelated quote I will post.

    e078rq0fjd2t.jpg

    Well to be fair to the researchers:

    "The focus of this work was on investigating individual differences in the tendency to accept *kitten* statements..."

    and at no point was any reference made by them to Facebook users. I guess it's just another crass interpretation by the headline writers...
    ...it's a bit ironic though that that tendency is exactly what these headline writers rely on...
  • WorkerDrone83WorkerDrone83 Posts: 2,713Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 2,713Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    You can get the actual study if you google it: On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound [censored]

    Here's an unrelated quote I will post.

    e078rq0fjd2t.jpg

    Well to be fair to the researchers:

    The focus of this work was on investigating individual differences in the tendency to accept *kitten* statements,

    and at no point was any reference made to Facebook users. I guess it's just a crass interpretation by the headline writers
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    Tallawah_ wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Really Are Dumb, Says Study" -Allison Tierney

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dp5k7k/your-facebook-friends-who-post-inspirational-quotes-really-are-dumb-science-says-vgtrn

    LOL. That's awesome. Some of them really are straight-up BS.

    Hmmmmm...that's not really what the article is saying though is it?.......purposeful misinterpretation of the research mixed with pompous literal interpretation of some sayings isn't particularly clever either....

    Here's a clip of the article where it very clearly states that some are BS:

    "In the study, nearly 300 participants were presented with various statements, including those of the "*kitten*" variety, and asked to react to them by rating their profoundness on a scale of one to five, classifying quotes as either profound, *kitten*, or mundane. They were also given tests meant to measure their cognitive ability and personality"

    TL/DR - You're not particularly clever either.

    This could get boring but I'll give it one more round...

    The headline states "Your Facebook Friends Who Post Inspirational Quotes Are Really Dumb" the 'research' then goes on to show that some out of a group of 300 people (no attempt to find out if they regularly post quotes) don't recognise made up quotes when presented with them. There is no attempt to find out if they would actually post them on to anybody

    So given the lack of rigour in this 'research', I'd say it's pretty dumb to conclude the quotes you are seeing in your feed are coming from dumb friends...

    I'm glad you went another round so we could clarify what posts we're talking about. I don't have a FB feed so I was referring to the quotes included in the article.

    I'm thinking you're either a stickler for the scientific method or you post a lot of inspirational quotes. It's just a silly article that I commented on.

    Well I don't have a FB feed either so I guess that makes me the former! My bad! LOL!

    In my defence what triggered me was the casual branding of a whole group of people as stupid...just kinda grates even in jest....

    I wish there was a "fist-bump" option on here.
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    The only way you will see results is if you stay consistent.
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    Be yourself today, you look beautiful like that.
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