Facebook Manipulation

  • Social Media and the Stock Market: A Lesson in Global Manipulation

    … goes viral. The power of the gatekeepers has shifted, the public’s attention span is shorter, and a company’s reputation could be at the mercy of every person with a smart phone. Yet shockingly, the corporate and financial worlds have not yet grasped this aspect of social media. It’s not through lack of trying, but rather due to the fact…

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  • Five reasons to be freaked out by the Facebook experiment

    … Like most of the online world, I’m stunned by the Facebook experiment designed to surreptitiously toy with the emotions of its customers. But it goes beyond the simple shock value of a company manipulating people. The news emerged that in 2012, Facebook conducted a study to determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users…

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