Episode 1.01 Massive Emotional Contagion

Facebook's Social (Network) Science, User Responsibility, and Corporate Ethics

Show Notes

We talk about Facebook’s much-discussed study of user responses to variations in their News Feed: what did Facebook do, exactly? Was it ethical? What responsibilities do users and consumers of different media (social included) have? What responsibilities do companies have to their users?


  • Intro (1:08)
  • Facebook’s Social (Network) Science (1:08–12:02)
  • User Responsibility (12:02–17:46)
  • Corporate Ethics (17:46–27:00)
  • Conclusion (27:00–30:00)