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Q&A with Nicholas Christakis: Our modern, connected lives

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

The TEDBlog caught up with physician and social scientist Nicholas Christakis just before his talk posted to ask him a few questions about social networks and how they affect our everyday lives. The conversation turned to evolution, Facebook, Twitter, online dating — with a quick tip on what you should be doing to speed up […]

 

The hidden influence of social networks: Nicholas Christakis on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

We’re all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don’t even know. (Recorded at TED2010, February […]