We all know that Facebook has massive amounts of users’ personal data. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review recently delved into the issue of what Facebook can do with all of that information, in a post by writer Tom Simonite that deftly explores the fascinating yet largely unknown world of Facebook’s in-house and bookish social science arm. Will Facebook use it for good or evil?
It was early Tuesday when Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on “Good Morning America” that Facebook users could now indicate whether or not they were organ donors in their social-network bios. By half past noon PT the same day, Donate Life California had experienced an 800 percent uptick in online donor registrations, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In the evening portion of Facebook’s program to introduce its organ-donation initiative, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg spoke with Diane Sawyer for an interview that aired on tonight’s installment of ABC News’ “World News with Diane Sawyer.”
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, several of whom have medical backgrounds, responded to Facebook’s announcement this morning of an initiative to promote organ donation with posts on the Congress on Facebook page.
Randy Wright needs a kidney donor for his ailing condition, so he turned to Facebook as a means that will hopefully save his life.