The Majority Illusion
From Faster Than 20
The perception of a behavior among most of the people in your network, even when it's actually only in the minority. This happens when the most popular people in your network exhibit said behavior.
- Kristina Lerman, Xiaoran Yan, Xin-Zeng Wu. "The Majority Illusion in Social Networks." June 9, 2015.
- "The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind." MIT Technology Review. June 30, 2015