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Why We Conform: The Science of Weird at #SXSW - The ExactTarget Blog

Why We Conform: The Science of Weird at #SXSW - The ExactTarget Blog | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
Yesterday at SXSW, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud CMO Mike Lazerow spoke to a packed room — no small feat at 5pm on a Monday — about the "Science of Weird," and why so-called "weirdos" outperform "normals."
To kick things off, Mike…
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Does social media breed conformity? - I-COM Blog Post

Does social media breed conformity? - I-COM Blog Post | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
In the age of social media, will anything be private anymore and if our lives are public before the world, what are the implications to society and governments?
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Generation Me: The Millennial Generation's obsession with being unique - The Daily Californian

Generation Me: The Millennial Generation's obsession with being unique - The Daily Californian | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
Flashback to Sunday, May 12, 2013. It’s Mother’s Day. You wake up and go about your morning routine: coffee, breakfast, Facebook, in that order. Half-conscious, you are still able to punch out your username and password and begin mechanically scrolling through your news feed. Everything’s pretty standard. A vacation photo Read More…
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"We all take turns being the victims and perpetrators of shameless self-promotion of all things mundane in our lives via the Internet"


-likes/favorites on social media create the feeling that you're doing things wrong and others have it right

-the article uses an example of friends showing love for their mothers and then the viewer feels the need to prove that his love for his mother is the greatest --> social media creates the desire to prove yourself and show individuality or in most cases, that you have what others have

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Conformity and the Crowd

Conformity and the Crowd | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Asch Conformity Experiment - YouTube

I am forced to put aomething here! It won't let me upload if I don't. So that is another way of getting conformity, through force!
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in this experiment, the study set up a group of 6 people where they were shown a card with three lines and had to determine which of the three was the same length as a fourth one, shown with a bit of space in between.

the fifth person of the 6 was actually part of the experiment while the other 5 were part of the study and were told to intentionally give wrong answers to some of the questions. 

the study found that over 1/3rd of the time, the fifth person would also say the wrong answer when the others did so. they found that many had different reasons for doing so, such as some people actually believing in the others' answers or just giving the same answers so as to not upset the others.

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Why Facebook Breeds Voyeurism | Social Media Today

Why Facebook Breeds Voyeurism | Social Media Today | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
  (Ari Herzog social network on Facebook in 2009) Rachel Jonat recently shared why she quit Facebook, extracting in part:
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Developer yanks 'Flappy Bird' after game soars to success

Developer yanks 'Flappy Bird' after game soars to success | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
"Flappy Bird," the popular, addictive game app, has flown the coop.
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Conformity: The Influence of Social Media?

Conformity:  The Influence of Social Media? | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
There I was sitting at my desk, back straight, shoulders slightly forward, rubbing my beard with my hand, and contemplating what I would write about when it dawned on me! "Write about conformity aka Social Proof as it relates to Social Media," I said to myself. Then I questioned whether or not YouTube had a video that would help demonstrate the power of groups to influence behavior. After a few minutes of searching, I discovered the following video to illustrate the topic of this post. Go ahead and click on the play button now, please. Welcome back! Are we so easily influenced nowadays? I'll answered that in another post with a more recent video. Right now, I want to quickly answer the question I posed in the title of my post. Yes!  Yes, we have conformed to the influence of social media! However, the reasons that we have conformed are that we are fulfilling our basic human needs of 1) connecting with others 2) a sense of accomplishment from having [...]
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this ad shows how our society has evolved to a point where people do just about anything on their phones, it has come to a point where phone usage has taken over not only everyday tasks like walking and sitting, but our jobs and personal lives. this ad shows not just the huge affect social media has become in our lives but how we have evolved to make technology fit our media needs.

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This article describes how recently consumers are conforming to the patterns and trends of social influence that arise through social media platforms. It discusses how times have changed and illustrates how easily influenced consumers are by things that are seen online.

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The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think

The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? Watch this talk to find out the surprising things Facebook (and others) can guess about you from your random Likes and Shares. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so cute -- and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
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Westminster College: a private comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, UT, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and professional programs, including business, n...

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in this article, the perception of beauty is discussed in regards to the media and how women's body images are affected by mass media: magazines, tv, and celebrities. mass media favors skinny girls and so that tends to make women who aren't skinny,  feel bad about themselves and their own body image.

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Why Social Media Will Destroy Your Individuality

Why Social Media Will Destroy Your Individuality | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
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-social media is used to show what's cool and what isn't, changing the way we act in real life and taking away our individuality

-makes us question what's more important- digital or physical life because many trends are set online

-we are being digitally socially conditioned because we feel like outcasts if the social norm displayed on social media isn't how we live our lives, then we mold ourselves to other people's expectations

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Is There Really Such Thing As Unique Social Media Content?

Is There Really Such Thing As Unique Social Media Content? | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
Needless to say, there is a glut of new content created each and every day. Even the most imaginative businesses, brands, agencies, and other professional content creators can have a difficult time...
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Pressures to conform to socia media norms - YouTube

A movie for my nct class, focused on social media pressures
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-this video sums up how it feels to be pressured under social norms versus what life would be like without social media

-the girl without social media has a much more personalized life (talking on the phone, meeting in person, etc) because she doesn't understand how it's necessary in life

-the girl with social media doesn't really have any reasoning as to why she has accounts she just does it because everyone else does

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Object Not Found: In Search of Social Media Art | forget art

Object Not Found: In Search of Social Media Art | forget art | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
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This simple street art really says a lot. Twitter is mostly used for people to show their friends that they have a life and creates a popularity competition. "Talk but don't actually say anything" is so powerful because we just post on social media for the feeling of acceptance into the social norm, because everybody else does it. We post to gain acknowledgement to others, not typically to express any type of actual opinion or information.

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Beware online "filter bubbles"

Beware online "filter bubbles" | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
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Banksy's newest work uploaded to his website and dubbed 'Mobile Lovers' by some street art blogs.

Banksy's newest work uploaded to his website and dubbed 'Mobile Lovers' by some street art blogs. | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
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The surprising need for strangeness

The surprising need for strangeness | Media with Meaning | Scoop.it
In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar. (Filmed at TED@Intel.)
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Social media, social pressures and the power of opinion

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(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from HP's Social Computing Research Group suggests that while social media and the recommendations of others can cause you to change your mind regarding a product or service, it is not in the way you may think. While you may assume that people change their mind when more ...

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shows how, as humans, we are more likely to conform to the popular opinion, even if it is against our own. we like the reassurance that our opinion is like the majority of others. a study done by HP found that given more time to choose their preferences, people were more likely to change their opinions to fit that of the majority.

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