Tag Archives: Ethics

The Problem Isn’t Just Facebook: It’s You Too.

Lately, news of the Facebook emotional contagion study and Facebook Messenger’s permissions, have flooded feeds and inboxes. The former was a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in June 2014. The paper described an experiment where the algorithm controlling some users’ news feeds were altered to show more “happy” or “sad” posts. Then, the subsequent […]

Better Anthropology

I am sad to have missed the AAAs this year. Although, I must thank the wonderful anthropologists who have blogged and tweeted their thoughts and observations throughout, helping those of us stuck at home stay involved. The post by Jason Antrosio on the presidential address by Virginia Dominguez, Anthropology’s Challenge: We can be better, was one […]