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Dr. Maureen Schriner, assistant professor of communication and journalism, looks beyond the surface to explain how deep sociological undercurrents, not social media, are to blame for recent incidents of mayhem directed at PedalPubs carts in the Minneapolis area. Her commentary titled "PedalPub attacks: A case of groupthink gone wild" was published May 30, 2015, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.