Posts Tagged ‘social experiment’

Opinion | Nov. 29 2:22 pm EST

Logging in for friendship

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to a Harvard Crimson editorial is purely coincidental actually kinda intentional.

An apparent lack of friendliness among students has led Harvard University to initiate a new social networking system. is meant to foster interaction and friendships among undergraduates. Although efforts to increase social interaction on large campuses are welcome, Harvard’s new experiment is the wrong approach because it could easily generate awkwardness instead of amiability. It is doubtful that such a networking system will actually benefit those students who truly need help interacting with their peers. More »


Opinion | Nov. 20 12:03 pm EST

School is a social experiment

Leticia Freaney


Opinion | Nov. 19 3:03 pm EST

Casual Friday: Anti-Social experiment


The Editorial Board takes its position as the voice of Spectator very seriously. However, in keeping with Spectator’s effort to put the “college” back in college newspaper, the board, which does not take itself quite so seriously, submits to the consideration of the University population a different sort of editorial each Friday. A casual editorial. More »


Opinion | Nov. 15 12:54 pm EST

It pays to be social

I am so ready for The Social Experiment. Given all the attention the game has recently garnered, I hope it can live up to the hype. I’ve always been fascinated with massive groups of people doing fun things together, and this game is drenched in opportunity for awesomeness. More »


Spectrum | Nov. 8 8:37 pm EST

‘The Social Experiment’ will force you to be nice to people

Manuel Atienzar/flickr

Your RAs are sick and tired of everyone being so darn unfriendly around here! Their solution: cold hard cash.

“The Social Experiment,” which cryptic fliers have been advertising for the past few weeks, is a new program sponsored by Columbia’s Residential Programs. It will start next Monday the 15th and end on Friday the 19th. It’s a contest kind of thing! Here’s how it works: More »