TITLE

Online Groupthink

AUTHOR(S)
Dizikes, Peter
PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
MIT Technology Review;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 116 Issue 6, Special section p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of a study which showed that people are influenced by the positive opinions other people express online. It references a research coauthored by Sloan professor Sinan Aral and published in the journal "Science." The study suggested that people are less affected by negative opinions posted online, with topics associated with the herding behavior to include politics.
ACCESSION #
91582296

 

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