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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Just as James Gleick and the Erdos-Renyi model brought the discovery of chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future and of experiments in statistical mechanics on the internet, all vital parts of what would eventually be called the Barabasi-Albert model.

I would definitely recommend it for someone who has little to no experience working with abert understanding complex networks.

From a cocktail party to a terrorist cell, from an ancient bacteria to an international conglomerate – all are networks, and all are part of a surprising scientific revolution. Looking for More Great Reads?

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Whether or not the concept of “burstiness” is the key to unlocking human behavior, it is nonetheless a fascinating new way to think about some very old questions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anti-Science and the Assault on Llaszlo. Watts From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept–and the reality–of networks has come to pervade modern society. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Or how things are more than the sum of their parts – it’s not just the Linoed gene that affects cancer, it’s the P53 network. From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept–and the reality–of networks has come to pervade modern society. It would be a must-use tool for everyone from politicians to salespeople and epidemiologists. A revolutionary new theory showing how we can predict human behavior.

Yet no matter what organizational level we look at, the same robust and universal laws that govern nature’s webs seem to greet us. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Something to look into Oh, and the answer to the question in the previous chapter?

The second is the condition of preferential attachmentthat is, nodes websites will wish to link themselves to hubs websites with the most connections. Nodes with an odd number of links must be either the starting or the end point of the journey.

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He also makes some fascinating points regarding the development of network theory and how that development has been away from notions of randomness towards much more highly structured and law driven networks. I wonder if this is how the first mover’s advantage works?

The authors begin by presenting basic growth models and the principles used to develop them. For example, hubs surface in the cell, in linnked network of molecules connected by chemical reactions. There are policy networks, ownership networks, collaboration networks, organizational networks, network marketing-you name it. The Pareto Principle instead follows a power rule a,bert, as he points out, applies when a system is moving from randomness to an organised state.

Hopefully, though, we can in the future.

What We’re Reading: “Linked”, by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

The River of Consciousness. By developing techniques and technologies that comprehensively assess genetic variation, cellular metabolism, and protein function, network medicine is opening up new vistas for uncovering causes and identifying cures of disease. However, power laws were discovered to be alvert in the emergence of every self organizing system. When networks were first realized, their connections were thought to be random. But it does leave the book feeling like it’s missing something.


Inat the age of 32, he was named the Emil T. This book is a joy to read and it can help you get in the proper mindset to “grok” networks; how A gentle introduction to the concept of networks and related topics in graph theory and statistics. The third condition is what is termed competitive fitness which in network terms means its rate of attraction.

Barabasi shows how networks like the Web are created based on link popularity and how the Web is not a random place at all as most people believe. Similar to “The Tipping Point” — it’s more academic and uses examples beyond social settings, and takes some of the same ideas further in more depth. Laszllo told us that power laws are not just another way of characterizing a system’s behavior.

For example I call my “Hub”-friends “Conectrixes. Introduction – the book opens with the story of mafiaboy, the teenager that managed to bring down Yahoo.