Stephan Morse

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Facebook admits manipulating users' emotions by modifying news feeds

It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with …

Facebook’s emotion experiment wasn’t just another A/B test, and we need to be ‘algorithm-savvy’

Facebook’s experiment with manipulating the emotions of hundreds of thousands of users has quite rightly drawn criticism from people worried about the ethics of such a practice, no matter how scientific its approach. How could they mess with people’s emotions without them being willing test …

Your Emotions Might Have Been Messed With By Researchers On Facebook: Now They’re Saying Sorry

“Our goal was never to upset anyone.”<p>Last week, Facebook researchers published a study that now has Facebook users roiling. Over the course of one week in January of 2012, the researchers tinkered with nearly 700,000 people’s News Feeds to see if the results would lead to positive or negative …

Happy 2014 Social Media Day!

Happy Social Media Day from all of us at <i>Mashable</i>.<p>This year marks the fifth-annual global celebration, and it's gearing up to be one of the largest …

Watch This Film About Why Aaron Swartz Matters More Than Ever

Aaron Swartz was a young, bright genius who believed in the open Internet. A self-made millionaire by the age of 19, he co-founded Reddit, was part of the creation of RSS and became a political organizer and Internet hacktivist who was instrumental in the fight against SOPA.<p>The Internet’s Own Boy, …