(Editors Note – Sunday June 29, 2014)
Originally published on: Jun 23, 2012 @ 21:13 by Rylan Branch
We would agree with you if you said that sometimes we here at PimpHop.com can be found speaking on some weird/off brand subjects, we can also confirm that what many would consider as the Powers That Be actually have an interest in this type of discussion as it has been recently discovered that Facebook has been conducting Psychology experiments on its users without their full concept but only what people agree to, usually unknowingly by signing up for the service, with this particular study being funded by The U.S. Government.
“This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal that recounted how a Facebook data scientist, along with two university researchers, turned 689,003 usersâ€™ New Feeds positive or negative to see if it would elate or depress them. The purpose was to find out if emotions are â€œcontagiousâ€ on social networks. (They are, apparently.) “
1. an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness.
2. any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc.
3. any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.
4. an instance of this.
5. something that causes such a reaction: the powerful emotion of a great symphony.