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Marketplace Tech for Monday, September 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Monday, September 23, 2013

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The notion of something going viral online is nothing new, but there's a fast expanding area of study in social media and how we share things: The study of Mass Psychogenic Illness online. Incidents of socially spreading hysteria and other forms of illness go back hundreds of years, but new technologies could be making these incidents spread faster and farther.

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Using the Internet to spread mass hysteria

Sep 23, 2013
New technologies of the modern age could be making incidents of hysteria spread faster and farther than before.

The notion of something going viral online is nothing new, but there’s a fast expanding area of study in social media and how we share things: The study of Mass Psychogenic Illness online. Incidents of socially spreading hysteria and other forms of illness go back hundreds of years, but new technologies could be making these incidents spread faster and farther.

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