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Op-Ed: Facebook seeks to gather more data about its users

Facebook has patented an algorithm which, according to the filing, seeks to collect data about its users in terms of their apparent socioeconomic 'class'.

Social impact of digital inequality revealed

The digital age is making life easier for many, especially in terms of accessing and exchanging information. Digital literacy is especially important for accessing health services and government portals. But what about those left behind?

Does musical taste reveal social class?

Toronto - Do you like wild rock or more sedate easy listening? An opera buff or a hip-hop lover? A new sociological study indicates what your musical taste reveals about you and your peers.

City living makes asthma worse for poor children

A new U.S. focused study has found that living in inner cities can worsen asthma for children in who live in economically deprived households. Other disparities relating to ethnicity, as well as social class, have been highlighted.

Class divide: Dietary gap between rich and poor in the U.S.

Income affects the choices available in terms of food: cheaper fast-food or more expensive health food. This distinction is affecting the health of the U.S. population in very different directions depending on household income.

Big regional variations in death rates across the U.K.

The U.K. government has raised concerns over evidence suggesting that rates of avoidable early deaths among people in Britain varies considerably depending on the geographical region.

Britain now has seven social classes

London - A new study carried out by the BBC shows that Britain now has seven social classes. Whereas just last century there was just three classes, upper, middle and working class the latest survey has shown that this figure has increased to seven.

Facebook Vs. My Space

Facebook and My Space attract different American teenage social classes a research project has revealed. Facebook attracts the more educated young adults while the users of My Space tend to finish high school and start working.

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