You have probably heard of Dunbar’s number. It’s all about the size of our brain and our relationship groups. To be exact, it’s about the size of our neocortex relative to the rest of our brain. Continue reading
We keep hearing that “social media was enraged” or “social media went crazy”. Social media gets people fired, casts them off TV shows, has big corporations scrambling. There are no extinguishers at hand when the mob is on fire. Continue reading
Hate and self-interest are trending. Internet and the social media have provided the nasties with the means to find each other and create outlets for their bigotry.
Since they are truly nasty, in a way that this old lady doesn’t care to be, they do not hesitate to use these tools aggressively and successfully. Continue reading
We are all being manipulated I am told. Not only by people, but by social bots, the software programs that mimic human behaviour on social media.
Angela Merkel worries that fake news providers and social bots will manipulate the German election. The Washington Post seems to know that Continue reading