big questions | Alberto Acerbi

big questions

Is fighting fake news a red herring?

Focusing on making reliable information more trusted and engaging could be better.

Won't somebody please think of the children!

Public outrages against social media companies may not fulfil their goals.

Cultural evolution and networks

Cultural evolution models should integrate network models - and viceversa.

A few thoughts on cultural attraction

Back to an old darling of the blog.

Sichuan food and the transience of traditions

Seemingly millennia-old culinary traditions are relatively young. Cultural evolution research needs to not essentialise culture.

Vaccine hesitancy is not correlated with social media penetration at country-level in Europe

Data from Wellcome Trust shows no correlation between social media usage and negative opinions towards vaccination.

Is cultural evolution “neoliberal”?

Why applying quantitative methods to the study of human culture is considered neo-liberal?