If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence. Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Medicine and Sociology at Harvard University.
This is long for YouTube but it is worth it... believe me:)
Twitter, Facebook and other online social networks are letting scientists take their research out of the lab and into the real world. Their research could radically change the way we view ourselves and the people around us.
What does twitter tell us about our social unconscious? Studies are just beginning to scratch the surface of the meaning behind the cacophony of noise we humans put online, but what might be the meaning behind this collective activity?
Imagine you knew you could write the best article of your life, but no one would ever read it. Would you bother?
I asked Dan Colarusso, Global Head of Programming of Thomson Reuters, this question over breakfast in New York’s West Village a week ago. If there’s anyone who understands content, it’s Dan – given his background in infusing content with passion for companies such as Bloomberg, CNBC, New York Post, as well as a host of others.
I came to this through @cristinacost's blog post about why Facebook and teaching don't go together. Is it irresponsible of educators to get involved with Facebook? The same goes for any use of Facebook to support health too. What is your reaction to this? Are we under or over-estimating the sophistication of Facebook users?
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