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About flocks and swarms

Walking on the prom on the Wirrall on Saturday I watched the flocks of sea birds weaving their way around the beach and today I found an article about the study of swarms in this month’s Wired magazine (May 13). It is a good read for anyone who likes thinking about behaviour, and can’t take their eyes of flocking birds. It’s got me thinking about the basic forces of attraction, repulsion and alignment. It makes me think about my motivation for just about every social Like, Comment or Post I have made in the last week. I guess I am part of the flock, but that’s ok because the flock can be mesmerising and a useful social function. The article is called As One by Ed Yong @edyong209

Sandra Dartnell, ThinkingCX