Second Life Data Offers Window Into How Trends Spread

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    The national Science Foundation funded this study.

    Why might this be useful information to have?

    It studies how trends and activities that people learn to do migrate through society.

    That's very useful information for social psychologists, marketing mavens and governments seeking to subtly influence society.

    Social psychology is an incredibly powerful tool for those interested in power and control over mass populations.
     

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