Did Social Media Probe You?
Turns out that a couple of years ago, Facebook manipulated the news feeds of nearly 700-thousand users, giving some mostly negative posts and others mostly positive ones. This took place over the course of a week.
The folks behind the Facebook scene were trying to figure out whether the emotions sparked by these specific posts were contagious – similar to face-to-face encounters. And it turns out they were. But before you go protesting about privacy at Facebook headquarters, just remember: You signed up for this. That is to say, what the engineers at the social media ‘site did is consistent with Facebook’s Data Use Policy, which we all agreed to. You know, the one you didn’t read
Find out more about it at The New York Daily News,Share: