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The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension

At its best, the Web is a place for unlimited exchange of ideas. The uncivil discourse that unfolds in comments sections can be poisonous. A study in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication suggests that rude comments on news stories can change the way we understand reporting.

Like This Post On Facebook — It Might Reveal Something About You

Researchers say a study of more than 58,000 U.S. Facebook users says their "likes" can be used to accurately predict everything from their sexual orientation to their political views. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

3-D Printing, Cat Videos The Hot Topic At SXSW Interactive Conference

This week is the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. It's where the big thinkers of the tech industry get together; this year's hot topics include 3-D printing and cat videos.

Blocking SXSW Tweets Can Help Mute The Noise From Austin

Kara Swisher points out that there are ways to mute tweets about the South by Southwest festival in Austin if you are not interested in wading through them.

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

In separate events, high ranking officials from both sides called for rules regarding hacking. China also continued to defend itself against accusations that it was behind the hacking of dozens of American companies.