produced or determined by society or social forces
vs Wisdom Of Crowds?
- MassPsychogenicIllness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_psychogenic_illness
Pokemon video inducing seizures in 1997 - Once the children had a chance to hear panicky accounts of what had happened via the media, their friends, and their schools, the number of kids reported to be suffering from the illness shot up to a staggering 12,000 cases.
"June bug" epidemic in 1962 in South Carolina textile plant (reference is within a longer piece suggesting that HIV may have a psychological component in that Mass Hysteria leads to Collective Depression which leads to Immune System breakdown)
Other cases from late 90s - http://www.acsh.org/healthissues/newsID.155/healthissue_detail.asp
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