I think the headline pretty much says it all:
I see this all the time (at carrier “get togethers,” especially). The article sums it up quite nicely:
“The researchers speculate that when a group of people receives information, the inclination is to discuss it. The more times one option is said aloud, the harder it is for individuals to recall other options…”
It’s often called the “echo chamber” effect, and it’s easy to get sucked into it.
I have a few more thoughts on this, but I have to get to, well, you know.