And I wasn't ridiculing anti-anti-trans sentiment, I was ridiculing the fact that these sort of discussions so often center around a specific set of attributes (LGBTQQIAAP+) that do not reflect the absolute (i.e. non-relative) prevalence of abuse which centers on them. OP's assertion was that anyone who is "different from a straight, cis, white man" is attacked. Well, Gabe Newell is all of those things, but how much bullshit do you suppose he's had to deal with because he's obese? "Straight cis white man" has just become a moniker for "evil" in certain circles, which is why I'm sure OP didn't even give any thought as to how informative/useful/relevant each modifier was to the discussion.
Sounds like someone needs to invent the InTeXnet
People use facebook with the expectation that they are seeing a (reasonably) objective representation of what their friends are trying to express or convey. Facebook is the equivalent of the telephone in a telephone call.
That claim would make sense if people commonly held telephone conversations with hundreds of people simultaneously who say things continuously all day long. There are plenty of forums on the Internet that display information based on simple rules like "most recent post at the top". But as long as you, your family, and just about everyone else in the country are using Facebook instead of one of those forums, then the only thing you're complaining about regarding this story is that they, for once, decided to share the results of one of what has to be hundreds or thousands of similar experiments they've already performed to come up with the IR algorithms they have running now.
"Everyone else is doing it" is a juvenile argument that little kids make to justify behaviors that they shouldn't be engaging in.
Ugh, didn't you disgust yourself while typing that out? There was a lot more to OP's argument than that, as you very well know. And that's on top of the Olympian leap it must have taken to claim that a private company tweaking the information filtering algorithms for their entirely optional leisure service can constitute a violation of personal sovereignty, which is a concept more commonly reserved for discussions on issues like indentured servitude...
It seems like you're paying a premium to get less hardware.
Otherwise known as portability, otherwise known as the reason why there are computing devices on the market that aren't desktop towers. There is a power vs portability vs cost tradeoff, and the Surface is somewhere between iPads and laptops. That's all. I personally don't have a need for something like that, but I can imagine users who would.