OKCupid on Monday wrote a viral blog post where it admitted to experimenting on human beings, comparing tests it runs to improve its dating algorithms to the study Facebook did that took over the news cycle early this month. Today Reuters reported that like Facebook’s experiment, these tests could violate Federal Trade Commission regulations.
“But guess what, everybody: if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site,” OKCupid Founder Christian Rudder wrote in the tongue-in-cheek post. “That’s how websites work.”
This actually seems a lot worse than the Facebook experiment: http://t.co/e7Z9KN7cvw
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 28, 2014
OKCupid has been conducting experiments on you for funsies http://t.co/N8DEvIysRg
— Jezebel (@Jezebel)
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