the book connected Christarchus

September 24, 2010

The full title.Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis

 

A good study of how people close to each other have a solid influence on each other, the spread of obesity is a major example in the book. For human behavior the idea is that we need to look at the actual networks of relationships people are in (including “imaginative” ones with media figures).

 

This leads to the power of looking at how networks are segmented from each other. 

 

as in political reading, see http://www.orgnet.com/leftright.html

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