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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 08:59:44 -0000
>From: Vincent Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Words and memes: criteria for acceptance of new belief or
<Yes, but it *was* Stanley Millgram who did the experiments, there
> numerous variations.>
Yep. Zimbardo's famous for that 'prison' role-playing experiment
where those students got carried away. Millgram's famous six degrees of
separation experiment is being redone over the net, although I forget the
website address, apparently you can sign up to join in with the updated
version of that study.
The 6 degrees idea, would seem to be a potentially useful tool for
the spreading of memes if ti's correct.
I don't know if you are aware, but one of the UK tv channels has repeated
Zimbardo's prison expt, and it is in the cans, with a release date for later
in the year. they have leaked a few details to suggest that their results
were different from Zimbardo's. Until i get the full sp on their initial
conditions etc, i shall wait and see.
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