More reading on social networks
I read Tipping Point after reading Linked, by Barabasi. I enjoyed Linked a lot more than Gladwell’s book. It was more academic perhaps, but less, I don’t know, smarmy pop psychology than Tipping Point.
Barabasi spends a chapter discussing one topic and by the end you say to yourself, “OK I get it now.” Then he blows you away by introducing a new level of complexity on top of the last chapter: “Yes everything I just told you makes sense, but it’s all wrong. Here is the next approach to consider….”
Some books related to the topics are
Linked by Barabasi
Unleashing the ideavirus, Godin
Small pieces loosely joined, Weinberger
Smart Mobs, by Rheingold
The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki
And some fiction books where networks play a role in the plot:
Rainbows End, by Vinge
Accelerando, by Stross
Diamond age, Stephenson
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