Saturday, June 28, 2014

Facebook runs psychological experiment

Mass manipulation via the 'social' network Facebook: Oh goody! Maybe NSA, the Department of Homeland Security, the CIA and other protective agencies have found a new disciple. I'm not quite sure why "terrorism" is an acceptable and widely-popular word when "oligarchy" has an increasingly-apparent claim to ascendancy.
Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,” was published in The Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences.

1 comment:

  1. And what damage was done? Any reported suicides? Misapplied attacks on presumed culprits? Really not cool.