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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July 14, at 8: I also understand that in order for their findings to be valid they needed to make their premises explicit. Connected presents more material than just a proof of Three Degrees of Influence. So, you know, fun guys. It I came across this book at my uncle’s who had gotten it as a present and the title seemed very promising.
Social Media, social networking, geolocation, Goodreadsbookmarking, news aggregators, RSS feeds, it goes connnected and on. And we discovered that if your friend’s friend’s friend became happy, you became happy. What this book teaches us is that normalising behaviours is incredibly powerful within our societies. An audience that can only think to cheer. In a study of happiness, unhappy people cluster with other unhappy people and vice versa.
Perhaps an abbreviated or abstract form would be more desirable; at least for me. 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. This also follows the rule of 3 degrees of influence as the impact ripples out.
This is a book by those researchers who demonstrated that if your friends get fat, you are more likely to chrlstakis fat, and if you ditch your fat friends for skinny ones, you will be more likely to get skinny.
When she is then outraged that people might take her actions or her words connecetd the images she has produced on their face value, I can only conclude that either she is utterly disingenuous or that she and I live in completely incommensurable worlds.
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks
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.
Cf how a flock of geese has no leader but it self organises. These Harvard profs doubtless want to strut their academic stuff but I would have liked at least more in the way of summary and signpost, For all that, fascinating, thought-provoking and one of those books that makes you think differently for ever after.
And because of it, we are deeply influenced by our connection to others. However, I do feel that the authors could have just referred to their initial assumptions instead of reiterating them.
Book summary of ‘Connected’ by Nicolas Christakis & James Fowler | Ignition Blog
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For having one of the authors be a sociologist was disappointing. You don’t even know those people, and yet, using repeatable mathematical rigor, the experiments show that we are ultimately affected by Three Degrees of Influence.
Jan 26, Trevor rated it liked it Shelves: Hence you won’t find any critique of the theories they promote in this book. Our best friends christajis how we perceive prospective partners attractiveness.
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
This book has answered many of the lingering questions I have about the modern age and human behaviours within my own small network of connections.
Sure, it’s less influence at each degree, but the unknown people in your myriad networks yield a certain, empirical influence over your actions. Research by Lazersfeld and Berelson has shown that online social networks are homophilic i. Tax free or not, the lives of others are not the same as the lives of ants, even if they do prove hard to comprehend at anything like a little distance. It’s a much larger network than the one just made up of your friends, but it’s also preselected to be full of possibly congenial people and both you and they are have a place to start your relationship that is superior to the cold call or the chance meeting.
The circles we move-in are highly influential on the quality of life and the opportunities we have. Information is used more to reinforce existing opinions than it is to exchange differing points of view. M Interesting, but ironically, not easy to connect with. I learned a little about the mechanisms of influence among people and the description of political polarization was really good!
Super interesting info, but I had already heard it all.