Posts Tagged ‘Sheep effect’

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Question everything and be free in your decisions…


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Heard a story that Facebook is going to end on March 15th (read it here)? You should take it with a pinch of salt.

A story is spreading like wildfire across Facebook this weekend, claiming that the world’s most popular social network is going to shut down on March 15th. The reason? CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that “managing [Facebook] has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.”

There’s only one problem with the story. It’s not true. Facebook is not going to end on March 15th. This is why: (more…)

Have you noticed the last sheep effect on facebook? – The one when almost everybody changed his profile picture to a favorite Cartoon of his childhood.

Let me clarify first, what is the sheep effect?

Herding sheep

Sheep effect happens when individuals are herded by a mass pressure to perform a specific task. It is the pressure of a group on an individual urging him to imitate others (usually the majority) intuitively without thinking about the action he’s going to make. In other words: “If everybody is doing that, why am I not doing that too? Let’s move with the flow”.