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Facebook Study

By Nate Clark

| Updated June 4, 2020

Facebook recently conducted a study to see how different types of posts (positive or negative, based on emotional keywords) effected their users. They attempted to see how users would respond to having more happy or sad news in their timeline, and they conducted this study on approximately 600,000 people without notifying them. The results have just been published… but I’m wondering just how many other “studies” like this go on without any of us realizing it.
Here are some of the pertinent links, if you’re interested:
New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1mxcir5
Adam Kramer’s Apology: https://www.facebook.com/akramer/posts/10152987150867796
NYTimes Op-Ed: http://nyti.ms/1k80QCp

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Nate Clark has been making content for the Internet since 1921. He's best known as a musical comedian performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles, a fitness enthusiast and author, and as a voice talent for lots of stuff. He's also a filmmaker, and has directed content for brands including Louis Vuitton, FENDI, The New York Times, Breeders' Cup, and many more. He lives in West Hollywood, CA, but he doesn't like visitors.