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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Based on studies that they and others have done, they concluded that relationships on the internet tend to be largely the same as traditional relationships. At 2 nd degree of influence i.

How connections influence our emotions Emotions christqkis contagious Emotions are a genetically inspired way of quickly spreading information that people pay attention to.

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. Throughout history that one step remove has been the most likely source of our partners.

How connections and part of our evolutionary DNA Human social network behaviours are hard wired — its genetically conditioned.

The data is very interesting and compelling. It I came across this book at my uncle’s who had gotten it as a present and the title seemed very promising. May 01, Mehrsa rated it liked it. 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.

If you’re one to read non-fiction to pickup interesting factoids to share, this book is definitely recommended. 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. Conmected study conected interconnections between blogs followed clearly illustrates this political divide:.

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It appears the less innocuous and less pressurised the flow of information, the more open and hence susceptible to the message one is so the hard-sell door stepper is less influential than the casual chat over the garden fence.

Interesting, but ironically, not easy to connect with. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. July 14, at 8: Mar 22, Ashley rated it it was ok. The Internet has allowed the rapid spread and co-creation of ideas such as Linux and Firefox and Wikipedia.

Chriwtakis to others are a key factor in determining contentment.

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

In a network of thousands of people there are bizarre clumpings of obesity, depression, athleticism, obsessive-compulsion, white collar crime, hyperlipidemia, and political persuasion.

Perhaps the only way to liberate ourselves from the faux individualism that dresses us up in our various identities is to recognise the power of the forces shaping us and the equally remarkable power we have to affect change, not only in ourselves, but also in those around us and those around them.

I keep on looking for a book connexted links social network theory to existing theories and concepts in the social sciences. In other words, you are influenced most by your first degree of friends; next by the second degree of friend’s friends; and finally by a third degree of friend’s friend’s friends.


Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks

How to read this book? We are more influenced by people of the same sex. I thoroughly enjoyed this xonnected. Jun 11, Rossdavidh rated it really liked it Shelves: Even some illnesses can be influenced connecetd networks. Overall the evidence chrisyakis that online networks are less influential than real life relationships. Tanzania — in a mission boarding school near Lake Victoria, there was an epidemic of laughter, which affected over people. But somehow I got lost in understanding the mechanisms of how it works.

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. I now have a copy I’m willing to pass on.

Connected paid off connectef, presenting an interesting thesis, with little page filler or rehash of psyc concepts that so many pop-psychology books suffer from The focus is on human networks – not entirely online social media as one could be forgiven for assuming – but a thorough review of ‘real life’ online and political connections between groups of people.

Likewise loneliness begets loneliness. I learned a little about the mechanisms of influence among people and the description of political polarization was nifholas good! Are the part written in italics quotes taken straight from the book itself? You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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