Facebook Experiment

Facebook is under fire for recently conducting an experiment on its users without their knowledge. According to recent reports, Facebook carried out the psychology experiment on over 700,000 users without their knowledge or permission.

The experiment took place in 2012 for one week, and involved adjusting the way users see their newsfeed, and whether the adjustments made significantly changed their emotions. The experiment was conducted in collaboration with two large US universities to find out whether “exposure to emotions led people to change their own posting behaviours”. The experiment has recently sparked major backlash across the web due to the fact that Facebook conducted such an experiment that affected users emotionally and mentally without their knowledge.

Quickly after the experiment was made public, Facebook issued an apology to its users and anyone who may have been affected.

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New Facebook Business Page

Facebook have developed a new page design for business accounts. The new design includes changes to the news feed, timeline and notifications panel. Unlike other social networking accounts, Facebook have slowly implemented the change on Facebook and have given the users the option to make the switch between the two, with plenty of notification of when the change is happening.

The new Facebook timeline has been designed to make posts look more consistent on the news feed, and is now all included in one panel on the right hand side, instead of two panels taking up most of the page. The left hand side of the page now showcases locations, photos and applications, basically everything that with situated at the top of the page below the Facebook timeline.

We have pretty neutral feelings about the new change on Facebook, but we can’t help but think that if something works well as it is, why change it? The only drawback is how the new timeline photo appears on the page. Your company name and type of business is situated on top of the timeline image, meaning companies have less creative rights to showcase their core values in their timeline image.

We’re sure everyone will get used to this new change, we just hope that it doesn’t change again in the near future- not everyone is comfortable with change, even if it works well, especially in social networking.

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