WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

Military trumps Facebook in mining moods

If Facebook's clandestine mining of users' moods earns your scorn and derision, how about when the U.S. military does it? And it's been doing it much longer, according to this account in Defense One...


Posted at 8:33am on July 3, 2014 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Thu, Jul 3, 2014 9:52am
Allan. It is one thing to monitor the mood... It is completely different to remove friends from showing on your list to make you feel depressed...

Most of you probably aren't on Facebook... But a lot of people sort of just disappeared this past year... and many (700,000) go through their day upset, wondering what they could have said wrong to alienate them....

Facebook dallied and played with people's relationships... If someone sent you a message saying "hi, how are you, haven't heard from you lately" and you didn't get it ... that is wrong... The Army doesn't do that... even with military censorship, so I don't think it is quite the same as making people feel dejected and unloved... to test something common sense could have told us...

Thu, Jul 3, 2014 7:14pm
Hmmmmmm. Sounds like something Hitler would have used had it been available back then.

Mon, Jul 7, 2014 9:09am
You're right mrpizza... der Fuhrer could have taken over the world with N.S.A. and the ridiculous amount of personal/sensitive information people freely reveal on Facebook. I dropped off FB quite a while ago.

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