Hua Xiaoqian buy safely lead the herd mentality
in more than 20 days in the past, people Why would such a rumor has not stopped to ask the public mental demonstrated to the fullest through a variety of ways.
6, 2, 3, and the rumors in Baoding focus on “bombing” of. Guns resounded through the streets of Baoding County. Ma Ling, Hebei University students first-hand look spectacular firecrackers debris flying in the sky, but she initially did not know what happened. On the 4th day, the colt back to the home is located in Baoding, a door to coax the mother to eat canned peaches. Eating canned food, my mom just told me that one is do not fly the thing, and superstition, but the food was, what to say. Eat everyone feel at ease. “
in Ma Ling opinion, this type of rumor is likely to be a canning factory or firecrackers providers in the rumor. Hold the same view of the large number of people. In fact, as early as May 22, someone send microblogging forecast, the backlog of canned food, firecrackers and marketable “. Also cause hot flashes canned firecrackers difficult to store since May weather factors also taken into account that this canning factory, the firecracker factory backs against the wall.
about the same time, Student Village township in Hebei Xiongxian Liu Man eat canned peaches. “Seven or eight dollars usually sell canned, now sell 16 firecrackers is also difficult to buy. My colleagues to wait in line, came in a very long team buy.”For what is caused by the rumor wave, the initial rumor may be just coincidence, blind obedience of the people while filling accidentally became inevitable. “My colleagues do not know how going to put a gun hear people are blasting, we follow the trend of chanting thought they died, discharged gun to know that the temple collapsed. And later colleague also specifically went to the State of Hebei Che to ‘field trips’, is simply rumor. “
also told reporters that her home in Xiong County, Hebei, the county almost every household in the door, tied a red rope, “My dad does not know where did you get the red hair strings hanging doorway.
not only put a firecracker, the county’s 15 small rural Yingcun villagers Fu Ziyi told the China Youth Daily reporter, the village also organized Yangko.
not all people believe the rumors. One can also eat the yellow peach, canned friends jokingly China Youth Daily reporter said: “to ward off evil do not believe, but I believe in my stomach, greedy, and did eat.”the
University psychology Miss Meng told China Youth Daily reporter this rumor was widespread, there are three secret: First, to seize this special group of children, the children at home as a small Emperor, no one dare not attach importance to; is the herd mentality. A person to do more and more people follow suit, “to the end if you do, people should suspect that your child is not biological; think three is to spend a few small money to buy peace, even with no big loss.
China Youth Daily reporter also found that the rumor process, the real “superstition” and even “believe” rumors, not many people. Many young people fail to beat the elders of the family to eat canned or set off firecrackers, some elders are older, such as grandparents, grandparents, etc., many people’s psychology is not the fear that the
rumors would stop the scientific attitude
In fact, similar rumors are not new. In March 2011, after a major earthquake in Japan, caused by rumors that iodized salt radiation grab the salt controversy is the most recent example.
the incident occurred, the sigh of national ignorance has become the focus of mass thinking. On the Internet, some people lament: “As the people in my country, sympathize!” And asks: “The old tricks again, ignorance of advancing with the times or times of boredom herd?” There are friends compiled a limerick : “suddenly the memory of Chairman Mao, the Four Olds broken well. death three decades, the monsters jump.”
Hebei University Lecturer, School of Journalism and Communication, Jin Qiang told the China Youth Daily reporter, these days, he has been out of the window, and the troubles of the way the sound of firecrackers, but also online a lot of remarks to resist such behavior.
“In fact, superstitious behavior around far more than those living in Baoding, through so many years of observation, as well as my hometown Changzhou observation, I feel rooted in folk superstition is still very popular, the public’s scientific literacy is still very low, strong gold in Hebei Province, some people have money, but the scientific literacy and media literacy are low, coupled with some interest groups in which to fan the flames and the boon, leading to rumors of long duration, destructive big.
Wuhan University School of Management Professor Shenyang focus on public opinion research, he also expressed concern that this incident. The rumors have been able to spread more, and triggered off firecrackers and canned sales, not because of the rumor itself knitting how perfect, but to use the traditional superstition and the herd mentality of the masses of folk surviving Shenyang. Feudal superstition still exists within a certain range, if someone conjured up as a rocker, can easily lead to the mass response. Masses repeated the baseless assertion, mostly through word of mouth among relatives and friends and relations, and enhance the credibility of the rumors, making the rumors early in the dissemination of a wide range of communication, coupled with a herd mentality, the role of the masses of the practitioner is very strong For security and peace, so the majority of the people, have blindly follow the trend.Renmin University of China School of Journalism Kuang Wenbo,
professor believes that this produce in Hebei and rapidly infect the country rumor event, and the ancient word of mouth, a virus-like spread. It is mainly through phone, Internet and other new media to spread. At the same time, it comes with a certain amount of entertainment and consumerism era of color. As for its contents from the old folk superstitions and customs, which it originally came from some rural areas is related to.For the events of this rumor, the Kuang Wenbo can not simply be seen as a national expression of ignorance. “Rumors is not an isolated phenomenon, the importance of its spread and its content and ambiguity.
the face of rumors, a lot of people demonstrated a rational and practical action to explore the truth.June 2, 2009, netizen “q6566048″ posted the rumor: “I drove to the the Renqiu (CHE state) temple, specially Jinmiao looked no unusual and special to this rumor Mo panic, people! those dismal rumor today 12:33, saw for himself – a complete temple. hereby declare that, hope we were telling each other! “
June 3, 2007, users “tea” in Langfang the public forum post said: A few days ago, rumors Che state temple collapsed, then contact the side of Che State a few friends, the results of the locals said did not collapse.June 4, 2009, Renqiu Tourism Bureau official said in an interview with reporters, printing and on-line pass “Che state of the temple collapsed,” the issue is purely non-existent, the readers do not believe the rumors, spreading rumors .
Since then, the person in charge of the collapsed temple in the rumor, rumor through the media.June 4, 2009, the Hengshui Buddhist Association following the Ven denied, Baoding Buddhist Association on its official website, a statement rumor.
Jin Qiang said, “one foot, the law is strong, do not believe the rumors will not attack from the off, the face of superstition and rumor must have the courage to get rid of, should also be strengthened to enhance the public’s scientific literacy.
Shenyang, in this incident, many users in the forums, and microblogging is non-existent, purely rumors, as well as friends to go and even some rumors to the collapse of the temple site to personally verify the rumors that the facts do not exist, which shows the ability of Internet users to see through rumors are rising, it is this the way of scientific and rational attitude and thinking, making the rumors disappear in a short time. (Intern reporter leaves the iron bridge Hao Shuai Bin)