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Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:01:35 AM »
Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment

Meant to post this last week and forgot.
I know many of you have business Facebook pages and wanted you all to be aware.

Facebook offers explanation for controversial News Feed psychology experiment

As always, comments sections are interesting to me.



 


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Re: Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 05:28:08 PM »
When I read this several days ago I was LIVID.  Not sure why, but I was.  I made a post on my personal page about being used like a lab rat and not one comment from anyone.  Do people just not CARE that they're being used in some secret experiment.  And WHO does Zuckerberg think he is to pull a stunt like that?  I'm SERIOUSLY, and I mean SERIOUSLY, considering deleting both my personal and business account of FB.  All I get are friggin game requests lately, no real business from FB lately and honestly, this angered me to a point of just pulling out.  Why am I there anyway?  I get more business from LinkedIn and automotive forums.  I'm not over there to play CandySaga, Farmville or any other "ville", I get tired of reading all the political in fighting, name calling, unfriending, blah blah blah.  Now if I were a huge merchant or something and ran FB specials with coupons and stuff like some companies do, I might think twice, but my gut tells me to download all my photos and move away from FB.  I think what they did was unethetical and unprofessional


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Re: Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 06:48:47 PM »
Now if I were a huge merchant or something and ran FB specials with coupons and stuff like some companies do, I might think twice, but my gut tells me to download all my photos and move away from FB.  I think what they did was unethical and unprofessional

I hear ya.
I have had a severe case of Facebook "dislike" for years.
I didn't even sign in for a year and a half plus.
Signed in and then went back to not signing in but every month or so...if that.

Two weeks ago, I decided to try and make an attempt to sign in more...there was a high school class reunion for the class before me and my 40th class reunion is next year.
I established the Class of 75 Facebook page and have several co-admins but thought it was time I signed in so I could see what was going on as versus email updates.

I went thru years ago and dropped from 500 to I think I have 62 peeps now.
Now I have very few friends and mostly family that live far away.
Alot of we family decided to move to Instagram and it has worked out amazingly well.
We're happy and we don't see the ****.

I've never purchased anything via Facebook.
Nada.
Zip.
Zilch.

If they put a coupon in my timeline or if I see someone repost a deal.
I simply search out the biz and buy it outside of Facebook.

Example:
I noted on Facebook that there was a groupon deal (I do not like groupon on my facebook but it was in my dadgum timeline) for Two Henry's Craft Beer Groupon Deal.

It was a good deal.

Did I click thru via Facebook?
Nope.

I signed into Groupon and purchased the coupon.

I took all my photo's down years ago.
My family and I have made conscious decisions to email one another with updates. 
We use Instagram/texts/emails to share pictures.

I still have a few family that are still with Facebook (my aunt whose in her 80s)...it's an easily understood medium that she can understand.

So...yuh...I hear ya and understand.
Who plays those freakin' games anyway?
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Not me.
I don't have time to do that or prefer to spend my time otherwise.


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Re: Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 07:22:39 PM »
My photos are of our products and services, befores and afters, so I'll just bone up the Word Press blog and keep it at that.  The sales I make via Facebook are usually phone calls with inquiries that turn into business and that's from someone seeing the photos.  I realize this stunt was in January of 2012, but when you just learn of it, it feels like it happened yesterday.  And they monkey with ads, and the spam and oh the dang game requests.  I hate to get those mobile cause it goes straight to the play store and wants you to down load it.  The past couple weeks, and I log in only once a week anymore, if that, anyone who's sent me a game request gets blocked.  Might as well just download all my photos and delete my account.  There are other venues for businesses to tout their products and the auto forums do me the best.  Besides, the reading is more fun, the inquiries are more solid and the games are NIL


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Re: Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 07:50:12 AM »
I should've mentioned this...
And this is a good thing about Facebook that I'm grateful for.
We found family that we didn't know existed.
Second cousins and more.
That has been incredible and the meeting of them has been emotion-filled.
One was a second cousin to my husband.
She ended up being in the same city as his sister.
She was PTA president of the elementary school where my niece was a teacher.
AND to top that off with a cherry...
My niece had previously taught her children.
I met her at my nieces wedding this past October.

To me, that's a success story!

Hubby recently found another second cousin on his father's side on Facebook.
He's collaborating with family on his side with ancestry.com
Wonderful, Wonderful.

Continuing on the theme of this thread.
Read Article in Full: Facebook Added 'Research' To User Agreement 4 Months After Emotion Manipulation Study

It was easy for me to wean myself off of Facebook.
One day turned to a week, week to a month, months turn to a year plus.

Best of Luck To You!

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