Why so few viral e-mails from liberals?

I frequently receive e-mails of stuff like this.

I almost never receive e-mails of stuff like this.

Why is that?

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2 Responses to “Why so few viral e-mails from liberals?”

  1. Chris Says:

    It’s about resonance, I think. The right-wing message is much more closed and focused than the left-wing one. It makes it much more difficult to ‘break in’ to that cycle of thinking – the progressive approach is inherently much more open, so it doesn’t lend itself to virals quite as well – virals are built on resonance, and getting over that hump of apathy to send something on.

    I was writing about a related phenomenon yesterday – http://wp.me/p1y1dk-4F but I think the question of virals is pretty interesting, actually, I might come back to that!

    Chris

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  2. Danno Says:

    Probably because something going viral depends on it being liked by more than one person and being passed along; quite frankly, not many liberal ideologies are worthy of the forward button, just the delete button.

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