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Social Networks

Social Networks

Author: Hazman Aziz
Description:
In the thick of it -- When you smile, the world smiles with you -- Love the one you're with -- This hurts me as much as it hurts you -- The buck starts here -- Politically connected -- It's in our nature -- Hyperconnected -- The whole is great.

Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for the profound influence people have on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.

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

Opening Days lecture by Prof. Nicholas Christakis highlights power of social networks and argues that human social networks have the power to spread obesity — or happiness — like contagion.

References:

Christakis N, Fowler J. Connected : the surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our lives / Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler [e-book]. New York : Little, Brown and Co./Hachette Book Group, 2009.; 2009. Available from: NTU Library Catalogue, Ipswich, MA. Accessed September 15, 2011.