Why OKCupid’s Experiments Aren’t The Same As Facebook’s

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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.”

The blog post led to a series of articles from publications ranging from the Washington Post to the Verge comparing it to Facebook’s experiments and disparaging the company for lying to customers.

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One Response to Why OKCupid’s Experiments Aren’t The Same As Facebook’s

  1. ehtsham629 says:

    Amazing information about facebook. Thanks for sharing….

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