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Look out your window onto a crowded sidewalk attend any social eventor even sit in a public area for a minute or two No matter which youchoose you are certain to encounter a crowd Crowds permeate modernsociety and exercise great power over a wide range of situations Theebb and flow of political power is controlled by crowd behavior throughelections Crowds can wreak havoc on an area through riots or restorethe same area with community service Crowds wield enormous power inmodern societyA crowd or psychological crowd as defined by 19th century Frenchpsychologist Gustave Le Bon is a group of people not necessarily in thesame place with a collective mind or purpose The Crowd 24 Le Bonsees these crowds often as unconscious and brutal and barbaric Crowds are only capable of destruction of modern society This islargely due to the fact that when an individual becomes a member of acrowd they lose conscious and rational thought taking on the idealsand goals of the group instead The Crowd 16 18 31Social scientists Nichoas Christakis and James Fowler take a similarapproach to crowds Crowds or networks are viewed as groups of peoplesocially connected to multiple other people These networks spreadactions and ideas acting like a superorganismwith a commonpurpose Connected 292Not surprisingly The Crowd and Connected view crowds in two verydifferent ways While both Le Bon and Cristakis and Fowler definecrowdsnetworks as groups of people with one common purpose and onemindset the ramifications differ Le Bon sees the mindset as adegradation of human intelligence claiming that crowds can neveraccomplish tasks requiring a high degree of intelligence The Crowd29 Christakis and Fowler on the other hand view networks as havingthe innate ability to extend the intelligence of the members that makeup the crowd Connected 290Viewpoints once again differ on the actions that crowds are able tocommit once assembled Le Bon cites the actions during the FrenchRevolution as a
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