17 February 2011

Facebook makes you fat?

Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks | Video on TED.com

Nicholas Christakis, a social scientist at Harvard University specializing in health and social networks, gave a TED talk in February 2010 about visualising epidemics as social networks.
Not sure about the science, but it is an interesting story, linking social networks, behaviour and the spread of conditions: obesity, happiness.