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Online 'Likes': Just People Copycatting Each Other

Comments given a fake 'like' influenced future voters: study

(Newser) - What's in a "like"? Well, a good deal of influence over how other people will perceive something, the New York Times reports. A study that manipulated positive and negative reactions to website comments found that one "like" prompted people to follow suit, while negative votes had... More »

For Bad Border Collies, a Solution: Rented Sheep

How to keep an antsy city herder happy

(Newser) - Sue Foster knew just what to do when her antsy border collie Taff got naughty: Rent him some sheep. Now Foster owns a herd of sheep, some land in Washington state, and two more border collies. "I never dreamed it would go this far," Foster tells the Wall ... More »

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