LINKED: The New Science of Networks. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Author, Jennifer Frangos, Author. Perseus $26 (p) ISBN. 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. PDF | On Jan 1, , Albert-László Barabási and others published Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business.

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The Awakening Internet – This is kinda like a mini history of the Internet. Nice, fun to read, easy, yet gently holds your hands as you enter the complex world of social network analysis.

Jan 23, Troy Blackford rated it albert-ladzlo it. I found this book far more enjoyable than ‘Sync’ which I found hard to follow at times, even though both books deal with similiar subject material. A very sexy topic as far as physics is concerned. Anywho, while the content is extremely interesting, if you have any prior knowledge of networks, you might fin This is great stuff. I want to pursue this field full time, professionally after reading this book.

I love how this field has exploded since this book was written. Hubs and Connectors The Six Link: I laughed out loud when he asks, in abrabasi seriousness, “when will the internet become self-aware? We’ve long suspected that we live in a small world, where everything is connected to everything else. The book is organized into four sections, each preceded by an editors’ introduction summarizing its contents and general theme.


Thinking Like a Mountain. Six Degrees of Separation – this concept really emphasises that we live in a small, dense world. I remember Dayre-ing about this before, but to quote: Which leads to the second point. He writes alberh-laszlo understandable lay-speak glittering with wit. Similar to “The Tipping Point” — it’s more academic and uses examples beyond social settings, and takes some of the same albfrt-laszlo further in more depth.

At 32, he was the youngest professor to… More about Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. Feb 02, Jason Griggs rated it it was ok. And I’m not half way done with it yet either.

In he was elected into the Hungarian Albet-laszlo of Sciences and in into the Academia Europaea. I will leave this review off with the advice that if you are interested in network theory or complexity then this is a must read. It reiterates simple points and fails to spend enough time explaining the complex points. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I was a little worn out by the end, so I would have appreciated the examples and applications being more dispersed throughout the book than collected in a somewhat jumbled mass at the end. Hubs and Connectors – This introduces the idea of hubs, which will be familiar to you if you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s The Topping Point.

So in other words, the interconnected nature of the network leads to relatively short paths.

LINKED: The New Science of Networks

Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy. But now, astonishing new research is revealing patterns in human behavior previously thought to be purely random. I would like to see an updated edition of this book come out soon, albert-laezlo that includes the latest research in protein, gene, and microbiome networks.


These bursts are both mathematically predictable and beautiful. His approach relies on the digital reality of our world, from mobile phones to the Internet and email, because it has turned society into a huge research laboratory.

From network robustness to the spread of disease, this section offers a potpourri of topics on this rapidly expanding frontier linkex the new science. Unveiling the scientific principles that drive success, this trailblazing book offers a new understanding of the very foundation of how people excel in today’s society.

From Centralized, to branches then the barqbasi could actually be the “network” like a web. Introduction The Second Link: How to Live in Space. The content is almost entirely about the growth of the Internet and possible ways for a network like the Internet to break down. So the question is, why does the power law indicate order coming out of chaos? View all 4 comments. In the first few chapters, the author guides the reader through the early decades of research in complexity.

Dec 16, Vatsal Khandelwal rated it it was amazing. Using numerous real-world examples, this innovatively designed text includes clear delineation between undergraduate and graduate level material.