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Not sure if you remember, but about 18 months ago, Facebook told people that they had been fiddling with our Facebook feeds to illicit emotional responses, for the purposes of research. It was all over the tech news and the public was furious!

In the wake of both the Snowden stuff and teh Cuba twitter stuff, the Facebook "transmission of anger" experiement is terrifying.

Clay Johnson @cjoh

Get off Facebook. Get your family off Facebook. If you work there, quit. They're f*****g awful.
Erin Kissane @kissane
 

Were just two of the responses.

The response from my 6th form students at the time, however, was...

'... meh...'
'not really that bothered, sir'

The contrast shocked me.