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Streisand effect


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  • n. A phenomenon in which attempting to suppress an item of information attracts even more unwanted attention, thus furthering its dissemination.


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Coined in 2005, after a 2003 incident in which singer Barbra Streisand attempted to have a picture of her house removed from a public collection of 12,000 images documenting coastal erosion in California.


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  • The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.

    Source: Wikipedia

    October 3, 2011