Sunday, March 29, 2009

Show off to buy less

Earth hour is a very interesting experiment. It turn the bandwagon effect upside down.

The standard bandwagon effect is to display consumption so peer pressure lead more people to consume similar item. It worked especially well on luxury and branded items.

But enviromental concern could also be treated as luxurious consumption item and peer pressure could be used in many ways. Slimming down and going to the gym is one example where it work to reduce consumption of high-fat substance.

The number is quite encouraging. Just in Chicago area it save 100 megawats of electricity (click here). Anyone has corresponding number for Indonesia?


Sekolah Pramugari said...

Selamat Sore… Salam Kenal dari Balikpapan… Boleh bertukar link..? :)

fajar said...

salam kenal..