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Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks

Fiske, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, and approved March 25, 2014 (received for review October 23, 2013) Significance We show, via a massive (N = 689,003) experiment on Facebook, that emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion, leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness. We provide experimental evidence that emotional contagion occurs without direct interaction between people (exposure to a friend expressing an emotion is sufficient), and in the complete absence of nonverbal cues. FreezePage. News feed: 'Emotional contagion' sweeps Facebook. When it hasn't been your day – your week, your month, or even your year – it might be time to turn to Facebook friends for a little positive reinforcement.

News feed: 'Emotional contagion' sweeps Facebook

According to a new study by social scientists at Cornell, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Facebook, emotions can spread among users of online social networks. The researchers reduced the amount of either positive or negative stories that appeared in the news feed of 689,003 randomly selected Facebook users, and found that the so-called “emotional contagion” effect worked both ways. “People who had positive content experimentally reduced on their Facebook news feed, for one week, used more negative words in their status updates,” reports Jeff Hancock, professor of communication at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and co-director of its Social Media Lab. “When news feed negativity was reduced, the opposite pattern occurred: Significantly more positive words were used in peoples’ status updates.” FreezePage. News feed: -#039. Anger Builds Over Facebook's Emotion-Manipulation Study.

A recently published study that manipulated Facebook News Feeds has sparked outrage among users who are criticizing the ethics behind the experiment, which was conducted by Facebook and several universities.

Anger Builds Over Facebook's Emotion-Manipulation Study

Researchers tweaked the feeds of 689,003 users to show a disproportionate number of positive or negative statuses for one week in January 2012. They found that the emotions of others on your News Feed can affect your mood, and published the results in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Facebook and Engineering the Public — The Message. There’s been a lot of brouhaha about a recent Facebook study in which Facebook altered the news feed of 689,000 of its users to see if moods were “contagious.”

Facebook and Engineering the Public — The Message

There has huge discussion of its ethics, and another one on its publication. There’s also the argument that the effect sizes were actually not that large (though it seems the researchers kept them small on purpose) and whether the research was well done. These are all good discussions but I’m more struck by this defense, and this question: Fourth, it’s worth keeping in mind that there’s nothing intrinsically evil about the idea that large corporations might be trying to manipulate your experience and behavior. Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment - Robinson Meyer. It was probably legal.

Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment - Robinson Meyer

But was it ethical? Reuters Updated, 09/08/14 Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world. But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in order to manipulate their emotional state. TMI: Your Mood on Facebook Can Affect Your Friends. The Debbie Downers in your Facebook News Feed are messing with your mood.

TMI: Your Mood on Facebook Can Affect Your Friends

A team of social scientists from Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco and Facebook released a study detailing how your emotions expressed in posts and status updates can actually "spread" to your friends. The team randomly selected 689,003 of Facebook's 1.3 billion total users, and manipulated their News Feeds. Some experienced a reduced amount of positive news on their feeds, while others experienced a reduced amount of negative news. Users with reduced positive news began to use more negative words, and users with reduced negative news used more positive words, according to Jeff Hancock, a professor at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and co-director of its Social Media Lab. In addition to the "contagion" effect, the team also noticed a withdrawal effect, where people exposed to fewer emotional posts tended to post less expressive updates.

Marshallk : Wow: now Cornell University ... DoNotGoGently : Shame on @facebook for cynically ... Fordm : "Who knows what other research ... Facebook_experiments_on_users_they_ve_got_more_in_store. Photo illustration.


Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters. Facebook and two outside social scientists recently published a scientific paper in which they revealed that they had manipulated users’ news feeds to tweak their emotions. Free speech fights. Free speech fights are conflicts over the right to speak freely, particularly involving the Industrial Workers of the World (the "IWW", or "Wobblies'") efforts in the early twentieth century to organize workers and publicly speak about labor issues.

Free speech fights

Wobblies, Single Taxers, and other radicals of the time were actively engaged in organizing workers and others, and their efforts were often opposed, and sometimes met with violent repression by local government and business authorities. The most notorious of these conflicts was the "San Diego Free Speech Fight",[1] which brought the IWW to the greater notice of the American public and was notable for the intensity of violence by anti-labor vigilantes directed at the IWW; this violence included the kidnapping and tarring and feathering of Ben Reitman, who was a physician, and was Emma Goldman's lover.

More generally, a free speech fight is any incident in which a group is involved in a conflict over its speech. During #mediablackout do NOT scoop the wire : EvictionDay. A reminder about WikiLeaks. “Just in time to spoil the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the Obama Justice Department is trying to do what Richard Nixon couldn’t: indict a media organization. . . .

A reminder about WikiLeaks

Charging Julian Assange with ‘conspiracy to commit espionage’ would effectively be setting a precedent with a charge that more accurately could be characterized as ‘conspiracy to commit journalism‘” — James Goodale, General Counsel of The New York Times during its Pentagon Papers fight with the Nixon administration, writing in The Daily Beast, June 12, 2011. When, many years ago, I first read about the Nixon administration’s infamous break-in to the office of Daniel Ellberg’s psychiatrist as a means to discredit the Pentagon Papers leak, I was baffled by the motivation. Wikileaks. WikiLeaks.

Blood on their Hands: Media Framing of the Afghan War Diary Leaks. @ICTsiege316. Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen. The Indian government wants to censor the Internet without being seen to be censoring the Internet.

Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen

This article by Pranesh Prakash shows how the government has been able to achieve this through the Information Technology Act and the Intermediary Guidelines Rules it passed in April 2011. It now wants methods of censorship that leave even fewer traces, which is why Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology talks of Internet 'self-regulation', and has brought about an amendment of the Copyright Act that requires instant removal of content. WikiLeaks: The Great Visa Escape. RAP NEWS 7: #Revolution spreads to America (#OccupyWallSt) - w Pilger, Mahfouz & Glenn Beck. Wikileaks Needs You! MSM: Assange on 'Kremlin Mouthpiece' CHOMSKY on WIKILEAKS. WIKILEAKS PHENOMENA. Frontline Club: OWS & Assange , occupy and what do they want ? Welcome to FoWL: Friends of WikiLeaks! "FoWL": WikiLeaks gründet Sympathisanten-Netzwerk - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Netzwelt. Activist Daniel Ellsberg weighs in on the importance of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning’s case - Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

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Manning/Assange Link Found? Wikileaks’ Liquid Information Leaks for a Liquid Society - Zygmunt Bauman. * Article: Liquid Information Leaks. By Nathan Jurgenson and PJ Rey. Summary. Cable Reveals Extent Of Lapdoggery From Swedish Govt On Copyright Monopoly. Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media. In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests. I can understand that the significance has been missed, because it takes a whole lot of knowledge in this domain to recognize the topics discussed.

When you do, however, you realize that the cable lists orders for the Swedish Government to implement a series of measures that significantly weakens Sweden’s competitive advantage in the IT field against the US. We had concluded this was the case, but had believed things had come from a large number of different sources. Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration's war against truth. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a press conference in London, 27 February 2012, about the release of more than 5m emails from private intelligence firm Stratfor.

Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website, has again published a massive trove of documents, this time from a private intelligence firm known as Stratfor. The source of the leak was the hacker group Anonymous, which took credit for obtaining more than 5m emails from Stratfor's servers. Anonymous obtained the material on 24 December 2011, and provided it to WikiLeaks, which, in turn, partnered with 25 media organizations globally to analyze the emails and publish them. Four boxes of liberty. Larry McDonald (1935–1983), often attributed as the author of the meme The four boxes of liberty is a meme that proposes: "There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo. Please use in that order. " Concepts and phrases evolve and are applied in new ways.[1] The "four boxes" meme always includes the ballot, jury and cartridge (or ammo) boxes.

Additional boxes, when specified, have sometimes been the bandbox, soapbox, moving box, or lunch box.[2][3][4] The meme in various forms has been used in arguments about tariff abolition, the rights of African Americans, women's suffrage, environmentalism and gun control.[5][6][7][8] Clay Shirky: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) There is a war coming: Cory Doctorow on the future regulation of general purpose computation – video.

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Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship. ACTA. ACTA. RIP Internet: Brein = censuurdictator. Ziggo en XS4All moeten Pirate Bay blokkeren -  nieuws detailpagina - TROS Radar. Ziggo moet Pirate Bay blokkeren. Brein vs. Pirate Bay: internet naar de haaien? Beyond ACTA: next secret copyright agreement negotiated this week—in Hollywood. Alles over antipiraterijwetgeving tijdens actualiteitencollege. Organised Opposition Health of the Body Politic. EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Appelbaum (Wikileaks/Tor) on SOPA. 28c3: How governments have tried to block Tor. Robert McDowell: The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom. Dan Gillmor: The WSJ editorial pages ar...

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Invallen NMa bij KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile. Quinn Norton: I swear, #SOPA and #NDAA a... Hillary Clinton and Internet Freedom Glenn Greenwald. Can the U.S. Government close social media accounts? @HSMPress. The Other 99, Ustream.TV: -Twitter- @Timcast @TheOther99 This channel is being maintained by The Other 99. We continue to be a primary source from the. 28c3: The coming war on general computation. How the Right Wing Destroyed the U.S. Postal Service. Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system. Amazing mind reader reveals his 'gift' YouTube. DU, ITU, & Internet Zensur [german]

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