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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Social networks, it turns out, tend to magnify whatever they are seeded with.

This book had some great information packed inside of a repetitive package that wasn’t very sticky. I have to admit that I waffled back and forth on my opinion of this book, depending on the chapter or even niholas page.

It would have been nice to have them above or nichopas the description which they sometimes did but especially when they talked about the ones in color they should have at least have a page number next to the referral so you can actually go to the page and look at them while reading about them.

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

It is sad, almost sad beyond words, but we seem to have become a world that has forgotten that silence speaks louder and is more articulate than applause. People with conncted who have lots of friends are also more likely to be happy. Too bad they gloss over the real mechanics of networks and how they morph around like fresh water pseudopods. So, you know, fun guys. For my new friends on Goodreads, that means my buddy from high school has a new work co-worker that now, from Three Degrees of Nicjolas, can influence your thoughts, decisions, and attitudes.

Here are some of the things I learnt from reading and extrapolating from this book. How we look affects how we are treated. Connected presents more material than just a proof of Three Degrees of Influence. Overall the evidence suggests that online networks are less influential than real life relationships.


We’ve layered ourselves in so many overlapping, four-dimensional, self-annealing, anfractuous networks that we exist as single honeycombs in a living hive of millions.

I finally got so frustrated that I quit the book about halfway through.

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The information learned, I’ve recounted numerous times yet i would not read again. The connections with each other reinforce their belief system and legitimise their actions.

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. Most of the research in this book has already been widely reported in the popular press–a sign of its value–but like the phenomena the authors describe, the book is much greater than the sum of its parts.

Here ar Only three stars for this well-researched, original and intriguing book, mainly because I was much more interested in the original and intriguing conclusions rather than the chhristakis pages of social and psychological research and anecdote.

Over time, spouses become increasingly similar to each other. I think a lot of this has to do with our feelings cohnected connected and disconnectedness. Likewise we see contagiousness in suicides. We won’t understand humans just by thinking of individuals, or yet of social class or race, So things about us are only explicable by seeing us as part of networks.

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Furthermore, he used the Internet to communicate directly with people rather than have his views expressed through the mouthpiece of journalists — hence he was able to successfully distance himself from the controversial Pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. The book however christwkis a vast amount of examples to support network theory. The strength of influence decreases with each separation, but the number of people influenced increases.

On JanuaryOscar Morales, a year-old engineer from Colombia mobilized millions on his social network.


These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Some of the conclusions from these studies are in line with what one woul Overall this is a book worth reading.

Maybe their explanations were too dense, but somehow I didn’t get a great sense of how the impacts happen. 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. Oct 07, Raluca rated it really liked it. Creative teams work well when they are a small and connwcted interconnected and b loosely connected to others so that they can get fresh creative input.

Also, there are inconsistencies in the place of individuals in networks, in particular when the authors introduce the notion of ‘memory’ into their network concept. Neuro scientists have found we use a large part of our brain to monitor social interactions. 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. Hardcoverpages.

The book is very interesting as it provides a readable and intelligible introduction into studies of networks and social networks. For example, if you hang out with the sort of people who got especially depressed upon hearing that Steve Jobs had died, then it is not unlikely that your friends’ friends are also at least somewhat impacted, and it’s no great finding that you all got depressed at the same time.

It I came across this book at my uncle’s who had gotten it as a present and the title seemed very promising.