social influence

The following 4 posts are tagged with the tag social influence.

On (White) Privilege

02 Mar 2015   apartheid  power  privilege  racism  social influence 
"Irked" is the best way I could describe my feeling after reading a recent opinion piece on the Mail & Guardian's site on the topic of "white privilege" in South Africa. It took me a while to understand why, exactly, I felt this way, but I've since established that it has a lot to do with the... Read more

Why is Facebook so successful?

This morning I thought I'd do some digging to try and find what people think about why Facebook became so successful. Most answers that I found didn't really capture what I thought about the issue (not even Zuckerberg's own opinion), so I decided to give a bit of an alternative perspective on... Read more

The battle against the ANC?

23 Nov 2011   corruption  politics  power  social influence 
After having passed the "secrecy bill" through parliament yesterday, and with the Mac Maharaj fiasco, a whole range of ridiculing, "naming-and-shaming", gossip-like articles and public comments/jokes have been popping up: "Black Tuesday": There's more where that came from Evading the questions... Read more

Power, and business

Keltner, Van Kleef, Chen and Kraus wrote a really interesting paper in 2008 on social power entitled A reciprocal influence model of social power, and I think that, against the backdrop of emergence and complexity theory and social influence theory, we're only beginning to scratch the surface as... Read more