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3 of 4 What Makes a Video Viral go Viral?

The Phantom-Event The problem however with Le Bon is that he never really explains how his mechanism of hallucination produces such idiots. Rather than figuring out how these subjects are made, he simply describes what he sees. Here again though, … Continue reading

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2 of 4 What Makes a Video Viral go Viral?

Trojan Virality The idea of idiocy is nothing new to contagion theory. In Gustave Le Bon’s The Crowd, for example, the social collectives through which contagion spread were considered to be stupider than the individual minds that compose them. To … Continue reading

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