Online ‘Likes’ Herd Others to Similar Views, Study Finds August 9, 2013 12:57 AM   Subscribe

Researchers during the five-month study randomly altered the ratings of 101,000 comments. Those manipulated to be more positive were about one-third more likely than unaltered comments to receive a positive rating from the next viewer, and 30 percent more likely to achieve a high favorable rating.
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