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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Also challenged is the traditional economist view of self-interest as opposed to altruism. This book also refers to The Wisdom of Crowdsa book that has convinced me we need to ensure greater and in fact unconstrained diversity if we are to have a future — diversity of opinion, of life style, of belief.

We are more influenced by people of the same sex.

Uzzi studied Broadway successes and flops — the best mix was a core that had worked together before, but with some new people who could bring in fresh ideas. Whilst one end of science is focusing on deconstruction of the whole — reducing it down from life to organs to subatomic particles, there is another branch of science which is taking a macro view and looking more at total chrisatkis approach — seeing earthquakes and market crashes as bursts of activity in a larger system.

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The idea that we give to others purely in the anticipation of a favour returned is challenged nicholax not representing the whole picture of what motivates us. View all 6 comments. Notify me of new comments via email. Mar 08, Thomas Edmund rated it it was amazing. I think I am more in the right space of mind to be able to prolong interest in reading it through.

Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. A fruitful place to find all kinds of new relationship romantic, business etc is the network of your friends’ friends.


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

Somehow we need to find ways to increase the access and voice of those who in our society remain outside and voiceless. Large corporations are already mining this data, and it’s just as well the rest of us begin to learn how they affect us, because they will whether we know it or not. You influence your friends, friends’ friends, and friends’ friends’ friends, and they influence you back.

Friends give us permission and safety to do things. Research has shown that selfless giving is genetic but with cultural influence. Unfortunately the publisher restrained these PhDs, making the book more palatable to America’s sixth grade reading level. This book had some great information packed inside of a repetitive package that wasn’t very sticky. Mar 22, Ashley rated it it was ok. How to read this book?

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.

Videos About This Book. Research suggests that like the advent of the phone, these technologies supplement the development of relationships rather than supplant them. Non-fiction is always such a risk, especially anything that could be considered pop-psychology. 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.

Foursquare uses digital technology to tell people where their friends are so they can meet up physically. Conndcted also seemed to me that all the effort that went into tracing the networks between people was just an enormous amount of complicated work to prove that, well, people influence other people.

So, you know, fun guys Connectted Tanzania — in a mission boarding school near Lake Victoria, there was an epidemic of laughter, which affected over people. M Interesting, but ironically, not easy to connect with.

May 01, Mehrsa rated it liked it. The point being, again, that we value relationships with others beyond what is economically in our interests.


The implications of these insights for medicine, economics christtakis social policy are huge. I think a lot of this has to do with our feelings of connected and disconnectedness. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The authors demonstrate the dynamics and importance of social networks in health, happiness, crime and addictions among many other, often surprising, findings.

The connections with each other reinforce their belief system and legitimise their actions. Connected presents more material than just a proof of Three Degrees of Influence. We are now hyper connected, sharing large chunks of our vonnected lives with a wide cconnected of friends — thus we know more about more people. Eventually they had to switch the game off, clean out the infection and then reboot the system. Here are some of the things I learnt from reading and extrapolating from this book.

Printing all the multicolored ones next to each other was probably done to save money which I get but their position in the book simply was confusing.

Overall, I was a little disappointed even though I think this book has an important message and has interesting things to say about a number of incredibly important issues. People with friends who have lots of friends are also more likely to be happy. That being said, I think it was an nicholxs and stimulating read that challenges assumptions and made me reflect on my own position within networks. The book is made of many examples of studies which show how social networks work, how we influence each other, how ideas are spread, how that links to how diseases are spread and so on.