The End of “the Age of Innocence” in Social Networks? – 06/30/2014

Why would you trust them in the first place, if you read their “Terms and Conditions”, albeit in small print…..?????  ;+)

“In January 2012, Facebook tweaked news feeds to show statuses that were particularly positive or negative and found that the emotions of others can affect your mood. The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in an article called “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks.” “

“Researchers did not inform users that the manipulation of the news feeds would be taking place, however, Facebook’s action is legal due to terms laid out in the user agreement when a person signs up for the site.”

http://www.today.com/tech/users-angered-facebook-emotion-manipulation-study-1D79863049
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/24/8788.full?sid=da0dbeb8-d31d-47ce-8781-76216c67a0d3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Innocence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Innocence_(1993_film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106226/

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