Tag: cultural transmission

Morgue employee cremated by mistake while taking a nap

Alberto Acerbi , February 15th, 2019

Online misinformation, fake news, false news, hoaxes, you name it, has been blamed for almost everything bad happening in the last years, from the success of Trump to…

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Did Einstein really say that?

Alberto Acerbi , September 19th, 2018

The phenomenon of online diffusion of misattributed quotes is so widespread that got its own dedicated meme. You may have seen a picture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th…

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Why do people not leave Facebook?

Alberto Acerbi , May 1st, 2018

Last week – April 25 – Facebook posted the 2018 first-quarter data on revenues and users (here the original post from Facebook.) The perhaps unexpected take-home message is…

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