Responding to Malcolm Gladwell's recent piece in the New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer argues that the strength of weak ties *does* extend to social activism.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
This looks like being a thoroughly excellent event at The Royal Society, featuring Tim Berners-Lee and Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
An extremely addictive bit of fun with small world network theory as applied to music.
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Six degrees of separation as applied to Wikipedia articles. Read on to find the Kevin Bacon of Wikipedia pages.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
An examination of behavioural contagion in social networks.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
It turns out that the brain is a scale-free small-world network in a state of self-organised criticality. Just like the internet.
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
The spread of happiness, obesity and smoking habits through social networks.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
My new motto is "The Social Graph is a Spherical Cow."
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
They never taught this in my school.