As we navigate the fine balance between technological innovation and online privacy, some companies, including Facebook, are taking the initiative to develop algorithms that point to certain behaviors. The way we use social media, these companies are investigating, could reveal real life anxieties, bouts of depression, PTSD, and other severe persistent mental illnesses. This type of data collection and assessment of our behavior is called digital phenotyping.
Does all of this stress you out? Or do you want your tech to potentially help with your well-being?
Read the following New York Times article below and see what you think.