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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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I now have a copy I’m willing to pass on. Mar 24, Glenn Myers rated it liked it.

Most of what they said felt irrelevant to everyday life. This entry was posted in AdvertisingBehaviour changeLeadershipManagementTeam buildingThe power of great relationshipsTransformational teamsUncategorized. Thus networks can heavily affect our personal identity we often live up to — or down to — the expectations of others. Interesting, but ironically, not easy to connect with.

The authors try very hard to make this idea sound groundbreaking, such as in the assertion that “obesity is contagious” christaois tend to gain weight if people around you gain weight.

These connections can be both perennial or ephemeral, durable or solvent, obvious or perplexing, and usually several types at once.

The latest social science and psychology of social networks is delivered in this very readable work by Christakis and Fowler.

How connections are evolving with the Internet. Up until now we’ve been inventing things, from writing to the car to the telephone to the personal computer to the internet, that dramatically impact how and how much we connect, without really having any clear understanding nichplas what the likely impact of that is.


Conneced seem to rely on having interesting anecdotes I’ve read a couple of reviews by professionals, and have been really surprised that everyone focuses on the content, and no one mentions how poorly organized the book is.

Be aware and deliberate with how you live life. The strength of influence decreases with e This book had some great information packed inside of a repetitive package that wasn’t very sticky. The problem with all of these examples, whether it’s health behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, political conencted or what-have-you, is that while the behavior itself can be traced through christakkis networks, it was never clear to me why and how the behavior spread.

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.

Book summary of ‘Connected’ by Nicolas Christakis & James Fowler | Ignition Blog

Not to say Connected is trite, there is plenty of depth equally balanced with simple and interesting vignette’s about people’s social behavior. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Research by Lazersfeld and Berelson has shown that online social networks are homophilic i.

My guess is that their publishers just took too long after the book was done, and the authors may not have witnessed how the awe-inspiring network that the Obama campaign had built fell to pieces from neglect immediately afterwards.

They do a good job of proving and showing how a person’s location within a given network of people has an impact on their behavior, health, and other life dimensions.


As sociologists begin to plumb the data of Web 3.

Our brains have developed in a way that deals with relationships. We are more influenced by people of the same sex.

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

If you have a toe in several different circles of friends, but not too many, the impact of your behavior is maximized. This is because you have a pretty good idea of the information held by those connected with close, strong ties. It appears the less innocuous and less pressurised conneccted flow of information, the more open and hence susceptible to christais message one is so the hard-sell door stepper is less influential than chhristakis casual chat over the garden fence.

Unfortunately the publisher restrained these PhDs, making the book more palatable to America’s sixth grade reading level. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It I came across this book at my uncle’s who had gotten it as a present and the title seemed very promising.

This site uses cookies. Social networks nicbolas greater intelligence than the individual. This also follows the rule of 3 degrees of influence as the impact ripples out. Jan 26, Trevor rated it liked it Shelves: When a friend lives less than 1 mile away becomes happy, it can increase your chance of becoming happy.