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

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

Nicholas A. Christakis James H. Fowler
3.7/5 (3525 ratings)
Celebrated scientists Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler explain the amazing power of social networks and our profound influence on one another's lives.

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 Dr. 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.
Language
English
Pages
336
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Little, Brown Spark
Release
September 28, 2009
ISBN
0316036145
ISBN 13
9780316036146

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

Nicholas A. Christakis James H. Fowler
3.7/5 (3525 ratings)
Celebrated scientists Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler explain the amazing power of social networks and our profound influence on one another's lives.

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 Dr. 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.
Language
English
Pages
336
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Little, Brown Spark
Release
September 28, 2009
ISBN
0316036145
ISBN 13
9780316036146