Molly Hankwitz on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:52:56 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Facebook's Mood Study: Orwellian newspeak 2.0

Dear nettime,

Just before news broke out about this study, I had been deliberately using
Facebook a lot, after months of non-use, to see what a few hours a day was
like, keeping tabs on people and myself this way. After circulating a
considerably number of pictures with friends and ranting on "clicking" away
on various causes, and signing on to some "issue oriented" feeds through
Facebook such as "Truth Out" - I found myself engaged in seeking
information to insert into various dialogues which I was having with my
friends...about politics of media, Isla Vista shooting, etc. At a certain
point I realized that all the posting coming to me from the FB news feeds
were deliberately trying to foment conflict and there were even photos
alledgedly real which seemed deliberately provocative. I thought they were
generating content, as they generate ads, based on my "taste" in discussion
topics. So maybe I was part of the mind control.


molly hankwitz

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