Tomahawk, WI 07/09/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Holistic surveys have revealed that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users are likely to be deftly influenced to download applications, as per the choices of the friends, other than the widely available best seller lists. A mathematical model has been duly developed that harps on ideal examination of users, and track their activities of choosing applications to install on Facebook pages.
The Reseach On CopyCat Tendencies
The research on copycat tendencies was emphatically carried out and published in the journal of National Academy of Sciences. The copycat tendency in vogue amongst humans, affect their behavior and influence the activities they perform, over a relatively shorter period of time.
This news came up during a period that emphasizes on the period of anger, owing to a psychological experiment carried out by the researchers on nearly 700,000 users, without the latters’ permission. The mathematical model was duly devised based on data obtained and percolated in a study carried out in 2010, based on data collected from FB in 2007.
It is seemingly true that the decision to install any application, a user was guided more by intent and peer-choice, even though such applications never appeared featured in any particular shortlisted characteristic. The mathematical model devised lately depicted a distinguish existing between two competent and distinct mechanisms, that exquisitely drives the dynamics governing the behavior of a myriad of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users.
Relative Dominance Of Instinct
The researchers came to consequent resolutions based on thousands of simulations, pertaining to varied relative dominance of two influences – the most recent installations versus the existing cumulative properties. A whopping 15K hours of dedicated computer processing time to garner the best app installation results. It was revealed that the best-seller, often drew ‘mild’ responses in terms of rampant downloads, as the users possess the instinct to follow the copycat tendency, in the realm of online behavior.
Such psychological decisions can be attributed to the imitative behavior of masses in the information rich world that relies on quick decision making. The study has opened up avenues for studying possible human behaviors in the upcoming days; moreover, the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) think-tank can come up with strategic steps to empower the sales or downloads of its applications, taking the cues from this research.