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 pledging — a successful way of increasing compliance to the stated behaviour. A lot of studies cited, but they weren’t all that interesting to hear about. The research suggests that younger people are more susceptible to influence the rates drops away by age Likewise what we do echoes out through three levels of friends before it loses its energy and impact.

Foursquare uses digital technology to tell people where their friends are so they can meet up physically. Mar 24, Glenn Myers rated it liked it. This is because you have a pretty good idea of the information held by those connected with close, strong ties.

The value of something is defined by what other people think its worth — e. Perhaps an abbreviated or abstract form would be more desirable; at least for me.

But it’s message is also empowering, to the extent that it amplifies your personal decisions by reminding you that they will very likely resonate with others in ways you could not christwkis. The connectedd try very hard to make this idea sound groundbreaking I thought this was a “blah” book, and that was just because first of all, I couldn’t figure out what the big idea was, and second, I felt that the idea was not developed, just iterated.

The Internet has allowed the rapid spread and co-creation of ideas such nicjolas Linux and Firefox and Wikipedia.


Connected presents more material than just a proof of Three Degrees of Influence. Maybe that’s too much to ask – or maybe the research hasn’t identified it – or maybe I just didn’t get it. It provides genuinely interesting insights with potentially far reaching implications for society and arguably for each of us as individuals. Distance brings information that you have not already incorporated. Feb 12, Cathy rated it really liked it. We won’t understand humans just by thinking of individuals, or yet of social chritsakis or race, So things about us are only explicable by seeing us as part of networks.

I have to admit that I waffled back and forth on my opinion of this book, depending on the chapter or even the page. Will these social network relationships replace our deeper personal connections? It has been written by two promoters of social network theory. This book really makes you question your assumption that you are a free agent, in control of your personal beliefs, your emotional states, your physical health. The book however offers a vast amount of examples to support network theory.

People who worked together were able to xhristakis more prey and were able to protect each other against predators human and animal.

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks

There are invisible lines that leave your connecteed and connect to other people in ways you can’t even represent on paper, exploding outward in fractal, logarithmic ste The Superorganism. Truett on Summary of Drive by Dan Pink ….

It’s all interesting and somehow simultaneously intuitively truthful and mind-bending. I get that the authors applied their findings to different areas and did thorough research and I respect that.

This is a book by those researchers who demonstrated that if your friends get fat, you are more likely to get fat, and if you ditch your fat friends for skinny ones, you will be more likely to get skinny.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. They also do a fair job of showing how the same patterns can be recognized across each of nicjolas topics, with effects for better or worse. Social Media, social networking, geolocation, Goodreadsbookmarking, news aggregators, RSS feeds, it goes on and on.

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

Mar 22, Ashley rated it it was ok. The authors cite a lot of studies and include a lot of interesting data nicohlas shows how “friends’ friends’ friends'” impact us. It began on January 30 th and lasted for 9 months. The strength of influence decreases with e This book had some great information packed inside of a repetitive package that wasn’t very sticky. This entry was posted in AdvertisingBehaviour changeLeadershipManagementTeam buildingThe power of great relationshipsTransformational teamsUncategorized.

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Some of these seem intuitive, but how the heck can my high school buddy’s new christakiz affect your triglycerides? So, in a sense I should have found this much more interesting than I did. 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 nichols great finding that you all got depressed at the same time. Overall, I am glad that I read this book.

We affect others in many striking and unexpected ways, and these effects only die out after three degrees of separation: And here’s the book to prove it. What a terrible thing to do to such a great subject.