I once worked with a spectacularly narcissistic woman who had written a self-promoting e-book and published it on Amazon. She then proceeded to badger everyone she knew, including me, to buy the thing and give it a five-star review. (I graciously declined).
Her, er, ‘reasoning’ was that her brainchild only needed a certain number of purchases and ratings to make it to the top of the Amazon rankings and make her a captain of industry. (It didn’t).
She Who Shall Not Be Named got me thinking: what if big companies and governments could use psychology to control people over the Internet on a much bigger scale?
It might sound implausible, but it’s already been happening for a while now, and in a way that’s completely undetectable! Continue reading “Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Internet Control” »