Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (Google eBook)
Hachette Digital, Inc., Sep 28, 2009 - Social Science - 388 pages
Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide.
In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.
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Review: Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our LivesUser Review - Joe - Goodreads
For some reason I thought this book might have something to say about how digital technology is changing our connections with one another. It doesn't. It's a popularized overview of network theory ... Read full review
Review: Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our LivesUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
Humans are social creatures, rarely existing in complete isolation. We live in relationship to each other; we shape and are shaped by each other; you have influence over those around you--even those ... Read full review
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Connected: The Amazing Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
Nicholas Christakis,James Fowler
No preview available - 2010