- 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 hive mind
The site is not a hive-mind hegemon, nor even an organized media property.Why Gawker Should Lose Its War With Reddit
October 18, 2012