Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment

You might have read in recent days that Facebook did a somewhat questionable thing by experimenting with more than 600.000 Facebook user’s moods in the name of research.  If you’re interested in the details of the story, Wired has the best overview of the whole matter I’ve seen so far.

Later: The Atlantic has a very good and comprehensive overview as well.

Later still: The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook Experiments were plentiful and had few limitsdanah boyd explores the ethical dimension of the experiment and why the public backlash against it might be directed in the wrong direction and missing the bigger issues at stake.

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