Why large groups of people often come to the same conclusions

Study confirms the existence of a special kind of groupthink in large groups.

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  • Large groups of people everywhere tend to come to the same conclusions.
  • In small groups, there's a much wider diversity of ideas.
  • The mechanics of a large group make some ideas practically inevitable.
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3 reasons for information exhaustion – and what to do about it

How to deal with "epistemic exhaustion."

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An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a sensational headline or wrong information about the spread of the coronavirus.
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Using machine learning to track the pandemic’s impact on mental health

Textual analysis of social media posts finds users' anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.

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Dealing with a global pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of millions of people.
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The Matrix is already here: Social media promised to connect us, but left us isolated, scared and tribal

The more you like, follow and share, the faster you find yourself moving in that political direction.

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About a year ago I began to follow my interest in health and fitness on Instagram. Soon I began to see more and more fitness-related accounts, groups, posts and ads.
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Why you should cut back on social media and how to do it

Social media seems to stress some people out. Maybe its time for a break?

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  • Social media can make people anxious, depressed, lonely, and stressed out.
  • There are several ways to cut back your use of it.
  • Even using it slightly less has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms.
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