Summary of The Curly Fry Conundrum

Why Social Media “Likes” Say More Than You Might Think

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The Curly Fry Conundrum summary
Social media patterns conjecture that fans of curly fries are members of the intelligentsia.


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Individuals have relinquished their privacy. Unbeknownst to you, corporations can infer all manner of information about you from the details you share on social media sites. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck candidly explains the importance of regaining control of your personal data. getAbstract recommends her lecture to Internet users and anyone unaware of the perils of online sharing.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How seemingly innocuous online behaviors may indicate user characteristics that are inaccurate or misleading,
  • How sharing on social media sites can be harmful, and
  • How users can regain control of the information they inadvertently provide through online behaviors.


The Internet has evolved from an environment of passive viewership to one of interactive usability. When social media networks emerged in the early 2000s, consumers of the Internet also became contributors. Facebook is the epitome of a site that facilitates user interactivity. A vast number of users...
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About the Speaker

Jennifer Golbeck is an associate professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

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