Linked: The New Science of Networks is a popular science book written by the Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási and first published by the Perseus. Praise. “A sweeping look at a new and exciting science.” —Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine. “Captivating Linked is a playful, even. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems, beginning with mathematician Leonhard Euler’s first forays into graph theory in the.

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Paper is rejected, but he manages to change editor’s mind. We cannot understand disease, economics, behavior, evolution, the cosmos, and so on without trying to understand the underlying networks that connect things together. Aided by powerful computers, they are proving that social networks, corporations, and cells are more similar than they are different. Combine these three features, and you get a service that has a very high infection rate, a build-in mechanism to spread. Rather, it only is the case in specific situations and this was the most interesting thing in the book, for me.

In summary the book looks at network theory and the discoveries that barxbasi been made recently that change the manner in which we consider all sorts of networks are constructed. However, the most glaring feature of this book is how outdated it is. Ladzlo book might be too elementary for some people who already understand networks and the maths behind them.

The second is the condition of preferential attachmentthat is, nodes websites will wish to lsazlo themselves to hubs websites with the most connections.

Radical Joy for Hard Times. No matter how puzzled we are by the behavior of an electron or an oaszlo, we rarely call it complex, as quantum mechanics offers us the tools to describe them with remarkable accuracy. His work on network control and observability brought the tools of control theory to network science.

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This knowledge promises to shed light on the spread of fads and viruses, the robustness of ecosystems, the vulnerability of economies – even the future of democracy. It provides an easy and readable introduction to the main models and properties of networks and their applications in many areas of real life, such as the spread of epidemics, fighting against terrorism, handling economic crises or solving social problems of the society.


Barabasi shows that grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information. It is an ideal sourcebook for the key research in this fast-growing field. Also, 6 degrees of separation may be an overestimation because we don’t know everything about our acquaintances and may miss the most efficient route.

The Hacking of the American Mind. You should also be aware that it was published inlong before the era of Facebook and web apps the author, rather endearingly, calls web pages “documents” and capitalizes “Website” so adjust your expectations accordingly.

New models based on network growth do. Aug 24, Hyperliteratura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Scientists and pseudo scientists have been pursuing this mystery for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years. The earliest models of networks assumed that the links between nodes on the network were more or less random. Which leads to the second point. It shows you a Web-based view of nature, society, and business, a new framework for understanding issues ranging from democracy on the Web to the vulnerability of the Internet and the spread of deadly viruses.

And he writes incredibly well, applying his research to larger issues of technology, security, biology, sociology, and policy.

He is the Founding President of the Network Science Society, [2] which grew out of and sponsors the flagship NetSci conference held yearly since Overall, a great introduction to network modeling, and some interesting food for thought. The Map of Life – On genetics and networks. The flow of the book is also very good.

Engaging and authoritative, Linked provides an exciting preview of the next century in science. Interesting, when the author did a study of the web inthe web had million nodes, but it’s diameter was only Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Basically, it’s an improvement on the Network model by Erdos and Renyi, in that it accounts for both strong and weak ties, making it much more realistic.

With contributions from leading experts that highlight the necessity of a team-based approach in network medicine, this definitive volume provides readers with a state-of-the-art synthesis of the progress being made and the challenges that remain. Second, the Hotmail interface makes it very easy to sign up.


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Aug 31, YHC rated it liked it. Published April 29th by Plume first published Interesting enough, though repetative. The main critique of reductionism is that it not always useful. Much of the existing literature marvels at the beauty of complex organizations but doesn’t take us past barabask and eye candy.

The pressure is enormous. Introduction – the book opens with the story of mafiaboy, the teenager that managed to bring down Yahoo. Stanley Fractals and surfaces are two of the most widely-studied areas of modern physics.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. I rea So, I had to read this for a class, which meant alberrt I took notes on every single chapter. Generally, we would expect things to be ordered around a normal distribution — with height, for example, there are lots of average height people, but far fewer very tall or very short people. The Science of Success.

He says that this rule is not as all pervasive as MBAs would have us believe. I particularly liked that it was structured in the same way as the networks it lazzlo — this is smart, and subtle though maybe lost on a good chunk of its audience. And if we figure out the critical threshold, we can figure out if the innovation will succeed.

But when it comes to the predictability of our actions, to our surprise power laws are replaced by Gaussians. For me, it was fascinating enough to warrant plodding through it, but I wouldn’t recommend it for anybody who is not very interested in mathematics and also interested in academic politics.

All networks have an underlying order and follow simple laws. Then there’s something about the Bose-Einstein equation, which is quite tough, but the consequences are: