Social Spaces on the Internet

Fall 2018


Ethics and Privacy
Assignment 13

Read

1. Adam D. I. Kramer, Jamie E. Guillory, and Jeffrey T. Hancock. Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. PNAS 2014.
2. Bethany Albertson and Shana Gadarian. Was the Facebook emotion experiment unethical? The Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
3. Christian Sandvig.  Corrupt Personalization. Blog Post. 2014.

Write up

1. What are the strengths of the PNAS 2014 article above, and what are the weaknesses?

2. If you were to run an emotion contagion study to answer the same research questions as the PNAS 2014 artcile above, how would you design the study?  Whatm, if anything, would you explicitly change from that study?



Responses should be submitted via compass in PDF form. 

Late responses will not be accepted.



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