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Human Flesh Search Engines
Jeremy Goldkorn explains the Chinese net phenomena of the human flesh search engine. Its where groups of individuals band together often for an on/offline witch hunt to expose and humiliate someone. Although its also been used to reunite families and reveal corruption.Jeremy Goldkorn
Plotting the spread of media and other diseases
Dr Robert Smith? (yes the question mark is part of his name). Came to fame when he used a zombie outbreak to model disease spread. He's applying the same technique to look at how content spreads virally.University of Ottawa page for Dr Robert Smith?
Social media and mass hysteria
Here's a link to the case Leroy New York of mass hysteria that some experts have cited as the 1st fully fledged panic spread by social media.Leroy outbreak of mass hysteria
Aleks Krotoski charts how digital culture is moulding modern living. Each week join technology…