Cass Sunstein on the echo chamber (Clay Shirky). Cass Sunstein piece on NASA’s culture and the stifling of dissent, which may have ramifications for the weblog world. My research shows that on a three-judge panel, a Republican-appointed judge is often far more likely to vote conservatively when sitting… [Many-to-Many]
Like-minded people, talking only with one another, usually end up believing a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk.
tada, norm building happens… but most people knew that already… but this is an important part of small groups dynamics that feeds only somewhat into large group dynamics, and that is why you have to analyze human interaction on multiple levels to really understand it.