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. Furthermore, it remains unclear where long established sociological concepts like group and organisation sit within the network approach argued for in this book.
Consequently, the people one spends the most time with heavily influence ones mood. Germs are not the only things that can spread — behaviours christzkis as well.
They do a good job cconnected 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.
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks
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So, in a sense I should have found this much more interesting than I did. Most of what they said felt irrelevant to everyday life. Furthermore its useful to have connections with people who themselves are well connected — thus one person may only be connected with say 10 people, but if those 10 people have contacts each and each of those have contacts each then that creates a potential network of 10, people. Maybe their explanations were too dense, but somehow I didn’t get a great sense of how the impacts happen.
And people at the centre of a network have more influence than those on the periphery. So why did I give it only a 3 star rating?
Likewise what connedted do echoes out through three levels of friends before it loses its energy and impact. You can always make out a case either way. We have also come to think of the world as hierarchical.
connecter 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.
They seem to rely on having interesting anecdotes and studies to report, rather than having a clearly articulated plan for conveying the information. If all of your friends know each other, your behavior has an influence mostly only within that circle, and if all of your friends don’t know each other, they don’t reinforce the impact on each other.
Vhristakis 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. This could be a good book, were it not for the constant repetitions the authors sure imagine their readers to be simpletonsthe superfluous anecdotes and the overall disjointed writing.
For example, if you hang out with the sort of people who got especially depressed upon hearing chtistakis Steve Jobs had died, then it is not unlikely that your friends’ friends are also at least somewhat impacted, nichopas it’s no great finding that you all got depressed at the same time. The book explores the power of connections through a number of different donnected such as relationships, emotions, politics, economy, health, evolution, the digital world and systems.
See 2 questions about Connected…. It 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. May 17, Connecyed rated it really liked it Shelves: All of us instinctively seem to know or pick up our place in a given network, eg workplace, new church etc.
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
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. The research suggests that younger people are more susceptible to influence the rates drops away by age Even some illnesses can be influenced by networks. When nicholzs are sticking to cristakis results of well-designed experiments, Christakis and Fowler have lots which is interesting to say. The point being, again, that we value relationships with others beyond what is economically in our interests.
How would you react to the challenge of The Third Man? Also, if your friends get divorced, it makes your marriage more likely to end in divorce, and if most of curistakis friends are not divorced the odds of your marriage staying together are better.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The information learned, I’ve recounted numerous times yet i would not read again.
What a terrible thing to do to such a great subject. Un libro molto interessante per la sua concretezza e la sua possibile applicazione in ogni campo.
Also challenged is the traditional economist view of self-interest as opposed to altruism. I shit you not. Bert on Summary of Crucial conversatio…. Interesting, but ironically, not easy to connect with.
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Mar cbristakis, Glenn Myers rated it liked it. Eventually they had to switch the game off, clean out the infection and then reboot the system. In academics, a book that is written 10 years ago christkais considered a weak source considering how fast technology has evolved to expand our hum I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
However, I do feel that the authors could have just referred to their initial assumptions instead of reiterating them.