Facebook's Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has reacted to the criticism over the "experiment."
I'm surprised it took so long to react, and importantly, they didn't think there might be an issue with messing with people's minds, and not telling them. Add this to the Doh! department.
Facebook's psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users was communicated “poorly,” Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s No. 2 executive, said Wednesday.
It was the first public comment on the study by a Facebook executive since the furor erupted in social-media circles over the weekend.
“This was part of ongoing research companies do to test different products, and that was what it was; it was poorly communicated,” Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said while in New Delhi. “And for that communication we apologize. We never meant to upset you.”Sheryl Sandberg Apologises Over Facebook Experiment [blogs.wsj.com]