A privacy glitch on Facebook has allowed a user to gain access to a private photo album of Mark Zuckerberg. The glitch allowed some users who report a profile photo as inappropriate to see other displayed photos that were previously blocked to them. Hence shots like the one posted here have been leaked on the web. It’s an ironic turn of events for Zuckerberg who has faced criticism for allowing Facebook to allegedly infringe the privacy of many of its 700 million plus users. The bug in the system has since been fixed.
Yes, Google is totally a verb these days. The most searched for news story and general term of 2011 by Australians has been revealed. The iPhone 5 which, as far as we know, doesn’t even exist yet. Well done Apple. The other major newsmakers of the year based on Google searches were Cyclone Yasi in Queensland, the tsunami and earthquake in Japan and the uprising in Libya. More Australians searched for the death of Amy Winehouse than they did Osama bin Laden. Princess Diana was still at number 4 on that list. What were your big Google terms for the year?
This might not be the world’s most scientific study, but the topic is interesting. Researchers in Canada asked 86 undergraduate women to participate in a study about conflict in female relationships. But before the study began, researchers sent an attractive woman into the room dressed either conservatively in tracksuit pants or in clothes that accentuated her breasts and thighs. Reactions were recorded and, surprisingly or not, the ‘bitchier’ remarks and reactions were reserved for the sexier clothing. In a second part of the study, 66 participants were given photographs of the attractive woman dressed conservatively, provocatively or overweight and provocative. The results were the same: whether ‘overweight’ or not, it was the ‘sexy’ dressing that affected the likelihood of whether the participants would introduce her to their boyfriends. Question is, do you think it reflects society?