• wrote a new post, Concept Experience #5, on the site ~Katie Cairns~ 5 years, 8 months ago

    ThumbnailFacebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment
    By William Hughes

    Jun 27, 2014 3:30 PM

    Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by […]

    • Yea i found this article to be vague as well. Its like the author barely felt the need to explain the significance of anything that happened, or to take a stance other than “all research is good and exciting Yay!” And i do appreciate the link to the study, its appalling that wasn’t in there to start with.

    • I agree with both of you that the writer definitely could have elaborated a lot more and I’m surprised they didn’t. I do hink the links you included really add a lot to the reading that i was missing,since you couldn’t add your own text.

    • Wow, you the link on how Facebook uses its data is interesting. I have never read this stuff (like most people). They make it sound so simple and harmless too: “We receive data about you whenever you use or are running Facebook, such as when you look at another person’s timeline, send or receive a message, search for a friend or a Page, click on, view or otherwise interact…” Seems harmless. But every click of ours is collected and assimilated somewhere — and WHY?

      I like that all of you knew to find the study and link to it. That’s necessary. The “he joined facebook” link didn’t work for me. Did you actually go and find Adam Kramer on facebook? (I got a facebook log in link). If you found him on facebook — I’m kinda impressed!

      • Haha yes I did go find him on facebook! He was really easy to find surprisingly, when I Googled his name & job description it was the first thing that popped up!