Social Spaces on the Internet
Gossip, Diffusion, and Cascades
1. P. Alex Dow, Lada A. Adamic, and Adrien Friggeri. The Anatomy of Large Facebook Cascades. ICWSM2013.
2. Robert F. Goodman and Aaron Ben-Ze'ev. Good Gossip. University Press of Kansas. 1994. (see Compass)
3. Matthew J. Salganik and Duncan J. Watts. Leading the Herd Astray: An Experimental Study of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in an Artificial Cultural Market. Soc Psychol Q. 2008 Fall; 74(4): 338.
Write up1. Discuss why you believe the outcome from the Salganik and Watts paper came to be.
2. A few years ago, the matching site OkCupid manipulated rankings for
some people people on their site. (The original Medium page by
Christian Rudder has been removed. It is discussed in his book
Dataclysm.) What are some ethical implications of this
experiment? How does it differ from the Salganik and Watt's experiment from an ethics perspective?
Some infor here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/07/28/okcupid-experiment-compatibility-deception/#6b45d19677b1