Facebook’s Secret Psychological Experiment

Facebook’s Secret Psychological Experiment



SciShow News explains the science behind a psychological experiment performed on about seven hundred thousand Facebook users, although none of them knew that they were participating.
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Sources:
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/24/8788.full
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/07/02/1412469111.full.pdf+html
http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/guidance/cr-require.htm
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/06/23/emotional-contagion-on-facebook-more-like-bad-research-methods/

Google Runs 20,000 Search Experiments A Year, Here’s The Process Diagramed


http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/428150/what-facebook-knows/

Posted by Facebook Data Science on Tuesday, January 17, 2012


http://cameronmarlow.com/media/massive_turnout.pdf

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July 11, 2014 / 23 Comments / by / in
  • Love his shirt

  • wait what? aperture laboratorys . oh no. ohhhhh no … noooooooooooo!

  • These are experiments that further human knowledge and they are not harmful to the test subjects. As such, I have no problems with it.
    Should the test subjects be told they are test subjects? No. Because just knowing about the experiment may alter its results.

  • and people wonder why i refuse to create a crapbook account. Its shit like that and that they think that its ok for them to be demanding that i tell them every single piece of privet information about me to them!

  • and that's why I hate when people say that I am bringing them down with my negativity. it's like they try to make me 100% change my mind, act fake, or just not talk about anything at all, just so they can feel one fifteenth of a percent better. next time someone says I'm too angry, I'll punch them in the dick so hard their crotch explodes, and show them what I have held back for their benefit over the years.

  • The aperture laboratories vest, where can I buy it ? O.o

  • Down with Facebook.

  • facebook sees me as a lab rat ….great

  • Don't worry guys, once we finish the tests we'll get cake!

  • Portal shirt 🙂

  • you have to love that shirt

  • I wonder if the experimenters are IRB certified? I know I am this sounds sketchy!

  • I'm much more disturbed by the way apps and social media gathers data on what you do, where you go, and what are your interests and then selling that information than some studies on the use of words on FB.

  • +1 for the shirt 😀

  • If there was a large effect, I may be minorly peeved that I was having my emotion manipulated. But with next to no effect observed, who cares? Honestly, I would have been glad to further psychological research.

  • And that's why I dont have facebook.

  • This video would have been fun if the skinny blonde guy had made it instead… this one is no fun. 👊😡

  • "I wouldn't be surprised if people are debating this a lot in the next few years" funny, it's 3 years later and I'm just now hearing about this

  • his shirt is aperture.

  • Says about Facebook making experiments wearing APERTURE SCIENCE LABORATORIES SHIRT

  • So Facebook got Trump elected.

  • The "Aperture Laboratories" t-shirt is simply perfect for talking about questionable experiments on human beings

  • I see from your shirt that you work for Aperture. How much for a legitimate working portal gun?

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