What Is The ‘Tipping Point’ When A Minority Wins Over A Majority?
A recent study suggests that the tipping point is surprisingly only 10% of people within various networks. Minorities do rule.
A recent piece in The Atlantic turned our attention to a recent study conducted by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Network Science and Technology Center, in which they analyzed and modeled various types of networks where a minority strove to conquer a majority opinion. If one wants to overthrow a tyrant or extremist regime, or spark the propagation of a little known idea, fashion or cuisine across a given network – the study suggests that three conditions are needed within said network: