Friday, October 30, 2009

Social Networks are contagious

The work of Nicholas Christakis, physician, scientist and sociologist at Harvard has been cited in over two thousand media outlets in the past two years. He is shining new light on how social networks drive and shape every aspect of ours lives. He offers us a whole new understanding of these social networks and show how they influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics and more. In his new book Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives he explains why emotions are contagious, and how such networked behavior spreads. Time magazine named Nicholas Christaks one of the "100 Most Influential People" in 2009.

My conversation with Dr. Nicholas Christakis:

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