It seems like people are quick to attack people online. Is mob mentality worse on the Internet?
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Social Influence Bias: A Randomized Experiment
“Our society is increasingly relying on the digitized, aggregated opinions of others to make decisions. We therefore designed and analyzed a large-scale randomized experiment on a social news aggregation Web site to investigate whether knowledge of such aggregates distorts decision-making.”
‘Like’ This Article Online? Your Friends Will Probably Approve Too, Scientists Say
“A positive nudge can set off a bandwagon of approval, researchers found, but negative reaction does not spur others to ‘dislike’.”
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