Is Facebook experimenting with “Mob Mentality”?

July 1, 2014 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Hi!  If you haven’t heard about it yet, it was uncovered this weekend that Facebook manipulated the type of information over a half million of their followers saw, to experiment on it’s affects on their attitudes and emotions.  To me, it sounds like a great way to use Social Media sites to create a “mob mentality”.  Cyber-bullying and hate-propaganda are two that come to mind.

While these kind of questionable experiments are not something new in American history, what’s interesting is Facebook saying that users consent to this kind of manipulation when they agree to their “terms of service”.  You know–“Terms of Service” is all that legal stuff that no one understands and the “Terms” can change at Facebook’s whim and discretion.  Even a cat knows people should not be used as laboratory rats and guinea pigs.

I won’t go into the details but CNet and the N.Y. Times have a couple of articles to learn more:

~ The Computer Cat


Entry filed under: Facebook, grandparents, Internet, seniors, social network.

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