We didn't clearly state our motivations in the paperWe didn't clearly state our motivations in the paper."
[O]ur goal was never to upset anyone. I can understand why some people have concerns about it[O]ur goal was never to upset anyone. I can understand why some people have concerns about it, and my coauthors and I are very sorry for the way the paper described the research and any anxiety it caused."
Facebook study author Adam "Tad Disingenuous" Kramer: "Nobody's posts were "hidden," they just didn't show up on some...Feeds." viz. hidden.— David Auerbach (@AuerbachKeller) June 29, 2014
Altering the tenor and mood of your social circle—of your friends—to manipulate emotions is *really different* from A/B testing page design.— Erin Kissane (@kissane) June 28, 2014
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