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  1. Facebook Feature Turns Tragic

    Computer codes are heartless. Even if you’ve had the worst year of your life, Facebook’s “Year in Review” automatically bundles your most popular posts into a collage that’s meant to be merry and bright. But for blogger Eric Meyer, who lost his six-year-old daughter to brain cancer this year, it was an “inadvertent algorithmic cruelty.” A Facebook product manager later apologized to Meyer and promised to “do better.” By the way, Facebook itself had quite the Year in Review.

    Quartz, Gawker

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