In defense of In Defense of Facebook

A long, long time ago (in social media terms), I wrote a post defending Facebook against accusations of ethical misconduct related to a newly-published study in PNAS. I won’t rehash the study, or the accusations, or my comments in any detail here; for that, you can read the original post (I also recommend reading this … Continue reading In defense of In Defense of Facebook

In defense of Facebook

[UPDATE July 1st: I’ve now posted some additional thoughts in a second post here.] It feels a bit strange to write this post’s title, because I don’t find myself defending Facebook very often. But there seems to be some discontent in the socialmediaverse at the moment over a new study in which Facebook data scientists … Continue reading In defense of Facebook

elsewhere on the internets…

Some stuff I’ve found interesting in the last week or two: Nicholas Felton released his annual report of… himself. It’s a personal annual report on Felton, as seen through the eyes of a bunch of friends, family, and strangers: Each day in 2009, I asked every person with whom I had a meaningful encounter to … Continue reading elsewhere on the internets…