@zyx This is painful to read: "On Facebook, ignorance of the algorithm had serious conse-
quences. Our participants used News Feed to make inferences
about their relationships, wrongly attributing the composition
of their feeds to the habits or intent of their friends and family.
Users incorrectly concluded that friends had dropped them
due to political disagreements or their unappealing behavior."
@cstanhope @zyx The conclusion is also surprising: "By the end of the study, however, participants were mostly satisfied with the content on their feeds. Following up with participants two to six months after the study, we found that for most, satisfaction levels remained similar before and
after becoming aware of the algorithm’s presence, however, algorithmic awareness led to more active engagement with Facebook and bolstered overall feelings of control on the site."
@deejoe Now I need to go back to the study and see where the funding came from....
@dackdel thanks for the free advice
@zyx I jusst reaaally hate fb. forgive.
@dackdel we're good. I often rebel and do the opposite when someone tells me what to do. 😉
Also FWIW I deleted my Facebook account in 2012. Deleted Twitter with over 3,000 followers a year ago. Deleted LinkedIn this year.
@zyx i think i did mine in 2013, still have twitter and never had a linked in.
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