Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wanted to find out the answer to this question so they conducted a complex study which involved tricking people and then recording their behavior. Guess what they found? They found out that we’re mostly a bunch of sheep who tend to follow the crowd regardless of how we really feel.
The good news is that this only works in the positive. A like on this article is likely to draw more likes from others, but a dislike doesn’t push more people to click the thumbs down. On the contrary, the study shows that people will counter the thumbs down with more positive vibes and love.