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Would You Rather?

Another blog post brought to you by an episode of The Friend Zone! Would you rather see 10 minutes into your future or 10 minutes into someone else’s? I think I would rather see 10 minutes into my future.  That way I can always be 10 steps ahead of everyone else.  Also, I’d like to see into my future, so that if I’m making a dumb mistake, I can stop myself from making it or if I know something important is coming up, I’ll know how to better prep myself for that event. Would you rather go to jail for 4…

Emotional Contagion

A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to the Friend Zone podcast on Emotional Contagion.  In the episode, Fran was talking about Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment.  Basically, Facebook skewed about 700,000 what users saw when they logged in.  Some people saw happy post and positive words, while others saw sadder than average content.  Based off of what the Facebook users saw, they either posted happy or sad words themselves.  From this experiment, they found that by manipulating the News Feed displayed to 689,003 Facebook users, it could affect the content which those users posted to Facebook. To me,…