A follow-up on “3 Main Issues with Social Networks”
Have you heard of Professor Pavlov, the one with a dog and a bell? I’ll tell you briefly in case you haven’t, using pretty pictures so you’ll get my point, but don’t get bored.
Professor Pavlov (1849-1936) was a Russian physiologist. He had a dog Julia. One day he got an awesome idea for an experiment. Before he would feed Julia, he would ring a bell. This might sound like not a real scientific experiment, but it actually was one. You see, at the beginning Julia didn’t care much for bells. But at the end, every time she would hear a ring she would start drooling. This behavior would become known as “conditioned reflex”, and Julia, also known as “Pavlov’s dog”, would become famous and would be studied by lots of students all over the world.
So the experiment would go like:
And at the end, Julia would be like:
Just kidding. Dogs can’t talk. The rest is for real though.
So what do social networks and Professor Pavlov have in common? I’ll get to this in a minute. Continue reading