Are we all just hosts to mind viruses?
The mob mentality and anonymity of the internet is certainly not helping in some cases. There's a difference between using the power of the people to affect change - for example an organised boycott of a product or company for a justifiable reason; compared to the frothing rabid manic wild eyed screaming of a bunch of people acting like entitled children throwing a tantrum. Unfortunately the latter is much more common in video gaming.
This is definitely true. It's the basic idea behind the "hype machine", and the way the modern industry deceives and mentally manipulates it's customers. (i.e., this is what shills are for). I've also seen it on my side of arguments. I've actually seen someone parrot an argument I, myself, made, just a couple days later.
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