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  • Dislike: Facebook Sued for Patent Infringement

    You can bet Mark Zuckerberg won’t “like” this. According to BBC, Facebook is being sued for its use of the “Like” button. It seems that Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer—a quintessential Dutch name if there ever was one—patented a “Like” button for his primitive social networking site Surfbook in 1998. Van Der Meer passed …

  • Reasons I Use Facebook

    By “collaborate” I mean post a link to something and complain about it– and click “Like” when other people do the same. Dear goodness, it makes me feel so much less lonely in my libertarianism! But no seriously, I really have noticed I mostly only interact with other YAL people and libertarians on Facebook and …

  • When Central Banking Came to Facebook

    This week, monopolistic currency practices came to Facebook:  As of July 1st, Facebook now requires all applications and online games to use Facebook’s virtual currency for all its online functions, such as user upgrades and items within games like the popular FarmVille franchise.  This new rule will also allow Facebook to take a 30% cut …

  • News of the Day

    Here’s some news I’ve been posting on YAL’s Facebook page today.  If you’re not already a fan, check it out! Following Ron Paul’s lead, tea partiers and Republicans are becoming ever more open to ending the unconstitutional (and extremely expensive) drug war. A Mississippi lawyer was jailed for half a day because he didn’t say …

  • Welcome, Mark Zuckerberg, to the world you created . . . like it or not.

    When recently asked about his company’s privacy problems, Mark Zuckerberg, head of Facebook, stated “the age of privacy is over.” Sadly for Mr.Zuckerberg, he didn’t know how true that statement would turn out to be. The well known Hollywood gossip website Gawker combined with another website known as Valleywag to start a new campaign to …

  • Ron Paul on Health Care, and How to Make Your Facebook Feed Awesome(r)

    Hat tip to the LRC blog for that video, and to Tom Woods’ post on LRC for this handy link list of Austrian Economists for you to become a fan of on Facebook: Lew Rockwell, Thomas E. Woods,  Joe Salerno, Mark Thornton, Guido Hülsmann, Tom DiLorenzo, Hans Hoppe, Walter Block, Bob Murphy, and of course …

  • Facebook Quote of the Year

    In statistics class, students learn that results can be biased if a biased organization funds research that has a material impact on the organization’s revenue.  In expressing my reluctance to support all claims put forth by Al Gore, I joined a fanpage on Facebook to discuss “Climategate.”  After a conversation about the topic with a …

  • Nightly Roundup 11/12/09

    Ames is excited for Ron Paul’s visit to ISU tomorrow. The US Dollar depreciated by 4.4%, concedes the NY FED. Neocon Robert Gates is assuring us that Obama’s Af-PAK “choices” will be wise.  A Facebook status saved a man from being incarcerated by the unaccountable state “beyond reasonable doubt.” In addition to carrying out unjust incarcerations, the state assures …

  • “For Liberty” Screening at YAL UW-Madison

    Consider this an open invitation to anyone within driving distance. The YAL UW-Madison chapter will be hosting a screening of “For Liberty” this coming November 12th. “For Liberty” is the documentary of the 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaign. Though it ultimately did not end in victory(obviously), the principles and passion it awakened in a sleeping …

  • The notorious Facebook and your YAL chapter

    Do you have a Facebook group for your YAL chapter? If so, that’s great! If not, tisk, tisk, tisk… Facebook is an undeniable presence in almost all of our daily lives. Don’t lie, I know you are on it right now in a separate tab waiting for someone to comment on the latest photo of …