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You may have been experimented-on!

Post by DrMatt » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:59 pm

SBM's review of Facebook's Science Publication

On the one hand, it's marketing as usual.
On the other hand, publishing it as science raises the specter of HeLa, Tuskegee, Nazi medical experiments, and others.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:45 pm

Seems like a huge overreaction.

Ask yourself: Are they in their rights to do this same sort of stuff for their own marketing research and not publish the results, or sell the results to advertisers? Probably. And do they in fact do exactly that all the time? It's like a website experimenting with different kinds of articles or other doodads to see what generates more traffic. They can and do "manipulate your emotions" all the time. Tuskeegee or Mengele it ain't.
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Re: You may have been experimented-on!

Post by DrMatt » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:40 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Seems like a huge overreaction.

Ask yourself: Are they in their rights to do this same sort of stuff for their own marketing research and not publish the results, or sell the results to advertisers? Probably. And do they in fact do exactly that all the time? It's like a website experimenting with different kinds of articles or other doodads to see what generates more traffic. They can and do "manipulate your emotions" all the time. Tuskeegee or Mengele it ain't.
Seems to me that where it crossed the line is when a scientific journal published it.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:54 pm

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Post by robinson » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:17 am

Isn't Facebook just one giant experiment?
You never know what's going to happen, then some shit happens nobody saw coming, then later somebody says they knew it was coming, then some new shit happens nobody saw coming, rinse and repeat

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:18 am

robinson wrote:Isn't Facebook just one giant experiment?
Yes.

An successful experiment in accumulating wealth without producing anything.
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