More reading on social networks

February 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

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
(http://www.amazon.com/Linked-Science-Networks-Albert-Laszlo-Barabasi/dp/0738206679)

Unleashing the ideavirus, Godin
(http://www.ideavirus.com/)

The Long Tail by Anderson
(http://www.amazon.com/Long-Tail-Future-Business-Selling/dp/1401302378/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201879203&sr=1-1)

Global Brain by Bloom
(http://www.amazon.com/Global-Brain-Evolution-Mass-Century/dp/0471419192/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201879267&sr=1-1)

Glut by Wright
(http://www.amazon.com/Glut-Mastering-Information-Through-Ages/dp/0309102383/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201879304&sr=1-1)

Small pieces loosely joined, Weinberger
(http://www.amazon.com/Small-Pieces-Loosely-Joined-Unified/dp/B00008NRGI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201879378&sr=1-2)

Smart Mobs, by Rheingold
(http://www.smartmobs.com/book/book_toc.html)

World without Secrets, Hunter
(http://www.amazon.com/World-Without-Secrets-Ubiquitous-Computing/dp/0471218162/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201880421&sr=8-1)

The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385721706/sr=8-1/qid=1139582956/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-2828608-0722328?_encoding=UTF8&tag=word08-20)

And some fiction books where networks play a role in the plot:
 
Rainbows End, by Vinge
(http://www.amazon.com/Rainbows-End-Vernor-Vinge/dp/B000JSDPUA/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201880064&sr=1-1)

Accelerando, by Stross
(http://www.amazon.com/Accelerando-Charles-Stross/dp/B000EUKQZU/ref=pd_sim_b_title_2)

Diamond age, Stephenson
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diamond_Age)

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