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(   1950s scientists somehow cured polio without their Facebook post getting 10,000 "likes" first. Those were strange times   ( divider line
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3561 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Oct 2013 at 2:51 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-20 11:50:37 AM  
2 votes:
They also cured it with the thought of helping humanity as opposed to making millions in profit
2013-10-20 03:40:59 PM  
1 vote:

Fluid: On the plus side, it makes you feel like you can influence these things.

Actually, makes people feel as though they did influence those things, which makes them less likely to actually influence those things. Similar effect happens when you share goals; people congratulate or otherwise support you for setting those goals, such as a new diet or exercise regimen, and your brain tells you to feel accomplished. Frankly, ribbon wearing and awareness campaigns hurt the actual cause because people feel as though they have done their part to end hunger or cure breast cancer by wearing some five dollar badge of which the majority goes to the awareness campaigns; obviously, in campaigns where social interaction or awareness is the concern, such as getting a prostate checked or homosexual rights (sometimes those are one and the same [joke]), this is beneficial.
2013-10-20 01:53:21 PM  
1 vote:
Shut up, take a side and keep being distracted sheeple.
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