Connected has ratings and reviews. by. Nicholas A. Christakis, one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have . Connected The surprising power of networks and how they shape our lives – How your friends’ friends’ friends affect everything you think, feel. “Connected,” by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler, is full of this kind of research. “What a colossal waste of money it is for social.

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The value of something is defined by what other people think its worth — e.

Well, I didn’t find that so surprising or shocking. Social pressure and compliance — we are heavily influenced by others. It has been written by two promoters of social network theory.

Lists with This Book. How connections and part of our evolutionary DNA Human social network behaviours are hard wired — its genetically conditioned. It’s also a lesson, for those conneccted writers who will learn it, on what to do and not do in a science book, popular or not. How connections influence our economy and personal prosperity The banking crisis — people get swept along by the wisdom of the crowd where we assume that because everyone else is doing something it must be okay.

Some people have lots of connections with others networks, other are more insular. My guess is that their publishers just took too long after the book was done, and the authors may not have witnessed how the awe-inspiring network that the Obama campaign had built fell to pieces from neglect immediately afterwards. That said, still an interesting read.


Such a waste of time and money. People with more ties will get even more and those with few ties will get left behind — thus the Internet merely amplifies their current situation. How would you react to the challenge of The Third Conndcted

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

They don’t spend much of their time talking about the fat and divorce research, but it’s easily the aspect of their research that got the most attention. These influence many parts chriwtakis our life including our beliefs, our health, our careers and how we feel — some for better and some for worse.

Notify me of new comments via email. It seems absolutely ridiculous, but the PhD authors have employed CRAY 1 supercomputers to cull trillions of nodes and billions of interactions, and have arrived at numbers that are amazingly replicable–and replicable over networks of different kind, shape and form.

May 01, Mehrsa rated it liked it. Most of what they said felt irrelevant to everyday life. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I came across this book at my uncle’s who had gotten it as a present and the title seemed very promising.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. If I had written this book… It is hard to say just what niholas perfect society might be for humans, but what we have today seems pretty close on a number of counts. This could be a good book, were it not for the constant repetitions the authors sure imagine their readers to be simpletonsthe superfluous anecdotes and the overall disjointed writing. You can always make out a case either way.


July 14, at 2: Creative teams work well when they are a small and very interconnected and b loosely connected to others so that they can get fresh creative input.

It is complex, dynamic and constantly evolving. So, you know, fun guys Subtitle: The one thing that’s missing for me is the “how” part.

These connections can be both perennial or ephemeral, durable or solvent, obvious or perplexing, and usually several types at once. Because I love networks, love Stanley Milgram, love the many social network studies that make for entertaining reading, I thought I would love this book.

The information fonnected the book consisted almost exclusively of real studies, so the conclusions seem well founded, even if not surprising. Is it possible that your ex-lover’s new partner should affect my diet! This also follows the rule of 3 degrees of influence as the impact ripples out.

If a queue of people have already agreed, it’s even harder to disagree and harder still to carry the day. These are only a few pages in an otherwise interesting book, however, and most of it is backed up by a wealth of data.

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks

Just glad this tedium is over. Videos About This Book. Katie Camen studied charity giving by employees and found that employees gave more when they worked next to someone who was very generous.

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