Why some ideas dominate the Internet – Social Influence Bias

Ever wondered why some posts dominate the Net, especially Social Media. Clueless why that eventhough you and your friend posted the same topic for discussion, you friend’s post getting more likes than yours? Well, the internet is not a perfect meritocracy. Popularity can be gamed, say MIT researchers. A post covering the research on TechCrunch … More Why some ideas dominate the Internet – Social Influence Bias

Addicted to Social Media? Blame it on nucleus accumbens

Addicted to Facebook or Twitter? It’s not your fault, its nucleus accumbens, the part of the brain that processes rewards. “As human beings, we evolved to care about our reputation . In today’s world, one way we’re able to manage our reputation is by using social media websites like Facebook,” said Dar Meshi, lead author … More Addicted to Social Media? Blame it on nucleus accumbens