Vincent F. Hendricks & Pelle G. Hansen

The information society is upon us. New technologies have given us back-pocket libraries, online discussion forums, blogs, crowd-based opinion aggregators, social media and breaking news wherever, whenever. But are we more enlightened and rational because of it?

With points of departure in philosophy, logic, social psychology, economics and choice and game theory, Infostorms shows how information may be used to improve the quality of personal decision and group thinking but also warns against the informational pitfalls which modern information technology may amplify, from science to reality culture and from cyberbullying to what it really is, that makes you buy a book like this.

Videos & Communication


Time for Something New and Completely Different? Political Social Responsibility


Setting the Record Straight on Post-factual Democracy

Huffington Post

How a Flood of Digital Misinformation Could Destroy Democracy

The Open Mind

The state of civil discourse online

MOTHERBOARD Radio podcast

Why facts don't matter to Donald Trump or the 2016 electorate

PRX's Guy Rathbun interviews Vincent F. Hendricks

Having information is not the same thing as having knowledge.

The Big Picture RT

Interview with Thom Hartmann

Interview with David Pakman

How modern technology impacts how humans understand and take in information

Politics in the age of virality

In the post-factual democracy, politicians win by getting feelings right and facts wrong

TEDx Talk RheinMain, Frankfurt

What is an information bubble and why are they a dangerous?

Stop Cyberbullying

The video is on Felicia Love Dot Com: Helping Parents and Teens Get Together

Humans! Collectively Rational or Socially Stupid?

Is information in excess a key to clarity or confusion?

Popular Papers

The Strange Bubble Economics of Selfies is now a Mashable Minute

Science & Cocktails 2013

By Vincent Hendricks and Thomas Bolander

  1. Denmark must not succumb to polarisation in the wake of Copenhagen attacks The Conversation, 16.02.2015,, 19.02.2015
  2. Rude comments online are a reality we can’t get away from The Conversation, 01.12.2014,, 02.12.2014 / RealClearScience, 03.12.2014
  3. Scientific Research can be prone to Bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one The Conversation, 05.11.2014 / MedicalXpress, 05.11.2014
  4. Is Anyone Immune to Social Media Echo-Chambers The Conversation, 12.08.2014 / Facts & Arts 15.0.2014
  5. The 21st century bystander effect happens every day online The Conversation, 05.06.2014 / PHYS.ORG 06.06.2014 / New Philosopher, 25.06.2014, UniversityPost 12.08.2014
  6. The Strange Bubble Economics of Selfies, Mashable, 15.05.2014
  7. When looking like Justin Bieber is worse than dodgy stock trading
    The Conversation, 07.05.7014 / The Week, 15.05.2014
  8. Oh, you have an opinion? Are you sure about that?
    The Conversation, 28.04.2014
  9. When the town square is online, power lies with the people The Conversation, 01.04.2013 / Journalist’s Resource, Harvard Kennedy School, 02.04.2014
  10. In the digital age, the humanities can afford to go on the offensive The Conversation, 19.03.2014 / PHYS.ORG, 19.03.2014, Live Science, 20.03.2014
  11. Yahoo can present top news but journalists decide what matters The Conversation, 27.02.2014 /, 27.02.2014
  12. An economy based on social status will always be prone to crises The Conversation, 18.02.2014 / The Bull, 24.02.2015 / NewPhilosopher, 13.03.2014
  13. If you really want to help a troubled teen, don’t like their YouTube video The Conversation, 13.02.2014 / Business Insider 14.02.2014
  14. How Facebook changed what it means to ‘like’ The Conversation, 28.01.2014 / PHYS.ORG, 28.01.2014 / Science World Report 28.01.2014
  15. When Twitter Storms cause financial panic The Conversation, 21.01.2014 / The New Statesman, 22.01.2014
  16. From the art world to fashion to Twitter, we’re all living in bubbles The Conversation, 08.01.2014 / The Epoch Times, 12.01.2014
  17. All those likes and upvotes are bad for democracy The Conversation, 18.12.2013 / Business Insider, 18.12.2013

Bystander Experiments

Infostorms - Lemming effect

About bystanders and the lemming effect

Infostorms - Public signals: Beer can

Bystander Effect and Public Signals (Beer can)

Infostorms - Public signals: Clothing

The difference in time before intervention between a regular appearance and a tattered appearance.

Infostorms - Winning Strategy

How simple a so called 'winning strategy' regarding the bystander effect can be.

Infostorms - The Emperor's New Clothes

Bystander Effect and The Emperor's New Clothes