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MaryM
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Post Re: Social media and images
on: December 18, 2012, 20:08
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The more I think about this, the more scummy I think it is. And if you have no problem fabricating followers, what else are you comfortable fabricating?

Have you asked them to comment Karl?

Karl Haro-
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Post Re: Social media and images
on: December 19, 2012, 00:22
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I haven't asked for comments yet, but I'm sure they are aware of the criticism. Perhaps I'll call them up after the new year. It is possible that it isn't able to pull data for every single user the same, and it might average data between known points. I noticed that tweets-per-day for franknfoode seem to show exactly the same number of tweets each day (statistically unlikely) for one range of time, and a different number for another range of time.
You know what, I think I'm right on this. Change the date range for the graph, and see how many it says they got each day. If you choose one week, it says that they gained over 1,000 per day. If you say one month, it stretches it out. I guess we can't say that they did gain an exact number each day. But we can say that they have a huge following from fake accounts, one which needs explanation.

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Post Re: Social media and images
on: December 19, 2012, 00:28
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Dangit, that is strange, now I can't reproduce the effect. Anyway, they still have an obvious number of fake followers.

MaryM
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Post Re: Social media and images
on: December 19, 2012, 13:55
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I have written to twittercounter to see if it's a real data point or something else on each day. I don't know if they'll answer, but I hope so.

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on: December 28, 2012, 22:21
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Ha! Just spotted this one in the twitter feed, courtesy of a retweet by M. Gutiérrez-Correa, aka https://twitter.com/MarcelGutCo

RT @engnunes: "A NEW STUDY SHOWS ..." @Calestous @MarcelGutCo @TamaraLevine @Jameelah3sh http://t.co/gpgQQEbo

https://twitter.com/engnunes/status/28474784033132134

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MaryM
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Post Re: Social media and images
on: January 4, 2013, 19:27
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I'm getting really tired of the knowledge gap on this....

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MaryM
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Post Re: Social media and images
on: January 10, 2013, 20:30
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I don't own this one, so I won't repaste it here--but go look. You'll laugh.

When you SHARE poorly researched infographics…

Bill Price
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Post Re: Social media and images
on: January 16, 2013, 21:43
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Labeling
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MaryM
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Post Re: Social media and images: Philpott and drag
on: February 16, 2013, 18:51
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So I saw some unchallenged chatter on the twitters about this Philpott piece, but I hadn't had time to read it. I did see someone note this though:

Looking at the data today, I see what he means. I have named this graphic the Philpott fallacy, in alignment with the Benbrook fallacy that someone recently coined in the comments.

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EDIT to add: This is what Tom concludes:

Overall, the report uncovers evidence of what is known as "yield drag"—the idea that manipulating the genome of a plant variety causes unintended changes in the way it grows, causing it to be less productive.

Not only is that not the "overall" message of this work, it's unfair to imply that this is true of all GMOs as Tom attempts to do.

And just for the record, there was also this response : http://jaysonlusk.com/blog/2013/2/13/gmos-and-crop-yield

Moreover, check out table 1 (gated) of the aforementioned study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, which shows 31 different results from numerous studies, almost all of which show a yield boost from biotech. Or see this study in Science by another preeminent agricultural economist showing significant yield gains (and pesticide reductions) from biotech adoption in India. The totality of the evidence suggests that - in most locations and for most crops - biotech does increase yield most of the time (though not always and not in all locations and not for all crops).

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Post Re: Social media and images: Bowman vs Monsanto
on: February 18, 2013, 11:17
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The hero of the Bowman vs Monsanto case, in this piece on NPR today:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/18/171896311/farmers-fight-with-monsanto-reaches-the-supreme-court

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