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The Psychology of Collective Action, Social Media, and Clay Shirky

I FOUND IT! After years of pondering in the back of my mind, I found an article by Clay Shirky that summarizes what I’ve been seeking for years:     From: Larson, Eric M. Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:00 AM Subject: Collective Action and "opting out"?   Hi, Clay!  At last week's AllVoices webinar you mentioned a really interesting concept in passing:  That the studies/experiences in the "psychology of collective action" show that that people tend to "opt out" when the participation rates are unknown.   In other words, "Gee, I don't know how big a deal this is, so I guess I won't go" -- which would be the flip side of, "Wow!  It sounds like that thing is going to be popular; I'd better be there!"  (Or maybe, "Gosh, it's going to be a tiny group; I'd better go to help them out"?)     Here’s the closest thing I’ve found so far, from later that year…  

Fruits of the Spirit?

Are the Fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self control) a thermometer, or a thermostat?