This week, Marshall Kirkpatrick answered a simple question - "What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account" - and it quickly became the top story of the week. It turns out it's all about manipulating emotions. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: The Internet of Things brings RFID to the forest; Twitter released a real-time curation feature; and we looked at what Tagwhat means for augmented reality browsers. Read on for more.

Story of the Week: Deactivating Facebook

 

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Internet of Things

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