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Social Media Amplifies Spread Of Misinformation
2013-04-11 19:18:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found web tools and social media may actually amplify irrational group behavior. The Internet has essentially provided a gateway to almost all the knowledge available in the world, but sometimes having this tool also causes us to get ahead of ourselves. Researchers combined formal philosophy, social psychology and decision theory to understand how web tools can cause us to fall into...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.