Full story at: http://jondron.net/cofind/frshowresource.php?tid=5325&resid=1358
Reporting findings from Utrecht that not only do people tend to follow the leader (nothing new here), but they will even repeat sub-optimal paths when informed of alternative routes. It seems that mob stupidity sticks! This has some interesting potential implications for allowing the crowd to teach itself using social navigation: even if the path is palpably wrong it may get reinforced.
Created:Sun, 17 Feb 2008 20:05:23 GMT