- the property of apparent sentience in a colony of social insects acting as a single organism, each insect performing a specific role for the good of the group.
- Psychology, Sociology.
- a collective consciousness, analogous to the behavior of social insects, in which a group of people become aware of their commonality and think and act as a community, sharing their knowledge, thoughts, and resources: the global hive mind that has emerged with sites like Twitter and Facebook.
- such a group mentality characterized by uncritical conformity and loss of a sense of individuality and personal accountability.
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Examples from the Web for hivemind
He says it encourages the hivemind of Reddit to spot holes in reporting and fill them.How the Syrian War Subreddit Scoops Mainstream Media
November 7, 2013