As promised, here are the (highly subjective) best stories I've read on the Facebook experiment. I'm sure I've missed some great ones (there's been so much writing on this), but I think these will serve our purposes well. Load 'em up in your browser or hit the link to grab 'em as a Readlist.
Jaron Lanier gives a good rundown in the Times of just what went down, and what all the hubbub's about.
Next, Danah Boyd explores what Facebook wanted to gain with this study, the wider practice of software testing, cultural perspective, and ethical implications.
James Grimmelmann elaborates on the concept of consent and its implications in a piece that sums up just why everyone's so angry.
Kate Crawford offers some advice as to the kind of questions we should be asking moving forward.
Now, let's take a step back for a moment, and turn to the inimitable Maria Konnikova to determine the science behind the experiment.
Lastly, let's take a further step back and ask what this means for corporations in the age of Big Data, and whether Facebook just exposed a hole in the wider world of research ethics.
That should do it. If you'd like, you can download this as a Readlist to download it to your iOS or Android device or your Kindle. And if you like my little rundown, do share it with others who might find it useful.
Happy reading, and happy Fourth.