Facebook Says Whoops, Updates Rules for News Feed Manipulation (Updated)

A few months ago, the world found out that Facebook made its users into test subjects, showing some folks artificially happy (or artificially sad) News Feeds to see if it affected the emotions in the user's own posts. The internet was not happy about that. Now, Facebook says it's updated its research guidelines in… » 10/02/14 2:06pm 10/02/14 2:06pm

Facebook Experimented on Random Users to Study Newsfeed Emotions

Spend time with a Debbie Downer, and you'll likely end up feeling blue. Turns out, the same is true digitally: Facebook's new study says this "emotional contagion" works just as strongly through your News Feed—which they discovered after tinkering with the emotional content of nearly 700,000 random users' feeds. » 6/28/14 10:00am 6/28/14 10:00am

10 Reasons an Artificial Intelligence Wouldn't Turn Evil

We all know the story. The moment that computers with their lightning-quick processing power and interlinked systems gain sentience - it's judgment day. But would that really happen? Here are some psychological reasons why digital super-intelligence isn't going to be evil intelligence. » 4/18/14 2:39pm 4/18/14 2:39pm

Facebook Might Actually Be Good For Your Brain (If You're Dyslexic)

I'm not a kid anymore (unless you're being very charitable with your age guidelines), but I can only assume today's parents are telling their kids "Facebook will rot yer brains." In fact, the opposite might be true, according to a teeny, tiny little study from England. Especially for kids with dyslexia. » 2/22/14 8:00pm 2/22/14 8:00pm