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Networks Crowds and Markets Reasoning about a Highly Connected World Over the past decade there has been a growing public fascination with the complex connectedness of modern society This connectedness is found in many incarnations in the rapid growth of the Internet

  • Title: Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World
  • Author: David Easley Jon Kleinberg
  • ISBN: 9780521195331
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World By David Easley Jon Kleinberg, Over the past decade there has been a growing public fascination with the complex connectedness of modern society This connectedness is found in many incarnations in the rapid growth of the Internet, in the ease with which global communication takes place, and in the ability of news and information as well as epidemics and financial crises to spread with surprising speedOver the past decade there has been a growing public fascination with the complex connectedness of modern society This connectedness is found in many incarnations in the rapid growth of the Internet, in the ease with which global communication takes place, and in the ability of news and information as well as epidemics and financial crises to spread with surprising speed and intensity These are phenomena that involve networks, incentives, and the aggregate behavior of groups of people they are based on the links that connect us and the ways in which our decisions can have subtle consequences for others This introductory undergraduate textbook takes an interdisciplinary look at economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics to understand networks and behavior It describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.

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    1. This book adresses the functional underpinnings of the now popular social networking phenomenon, and how it relates to crowd behavior, trend emrgence and commerce.While officially a college text book, it is written in a very accessible style, balancing explanations in common language in practical context with in depth technical mathematical expressions to underline the scientific evidence.It is not your average popular science journalism work a la Freakonomics or Outliers But of a chapter leve [...]

    2. This book is AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE RIGHT HERE It is amazingly written it s geared towards a beginner audience, but is so beautifully motivated and illustrated that it s enjoyable for all levels There are also optional advanced slightly mathy sections scattered throughout.

    3. A good read if you have to understand networks for college without all those mathematical, complicated notations.

    4. Fabulous and powerful read I have always taken an interdisciplinary approach to research and study, and this book makes it ever so clear why new areas of study, which are integrated and cross disciplinary, are taking place It is a comprehensive and thorough read to better understand the complexities of increasing connectedness in modern living I highly recommend this book.

    5. The writing style is very good, for the most part Unfortunately, there are no answers for exercises, not even for odd numbered problems or similar I was also concerned about the reliance on neoclassical style economic ideas and indeed as the book progresses, there is much, much model than data Networks are prima facie a realistic setting for a lot of economic activity than the nebulous void of earlier models but this is not an advantage if no attempt to test those models is made Nonetheless, t [...]

    6. It s a textbook I read the first 10 chapters from page to page and skimmed a majority of the later sections The implications raised in the first few chapters should be enough to convince any rational person of the incredible power of network and graph theory, and how it can make the world a better or worse place.

    7. This book is suggested reading for the Coursera class Social Network Analysis coursera course sna It s fascinating, especially with the direct references to our connected world internet, e mail, websites There s an excerpt up at the course page to read into.

    8. Not so good, not so bad The book is a good book to take an overview about networks, Crowds and other things that you can read in the title of the book.I found it too much qualitative even though there are a lot of sub chapters where there are some demonstrations and is a good read before going to sleep However, if you are looking for a quantitative book then this book is not for you.In conclusion is a good qualitative book if you haven t got too much time is perfect for you, if you want a better [...]

    9. Really great book I would suggest it to anyone interested in economics, philosophy, the social sciences, or anyone who programs The ideas about probability were the best and ties several concepts normally separate together Something you should have in your book collection.

    10. This book is an excellent overview of current network theory, regardless of your familiarity with the field The authors do a wonderful job of tying together graph theory, game theory, market dynamics, network search theory, and population dynamics with interesting examples Be aware that the book is lengthy and structured as a textbook, so it is definitely not a light read It is worthwhile, though, since networks are becoming THE structural underpinning of our world.

    11. Excellent book, with easily understandable introductions in the first third, college course content in the middle third, and fascinating implications in the final third.At points, the going will get rough and your eyes may glaze over, but there s little harm to skipping these sections as each chapter is relatively self contained.

    12. I only read the first block, the one on graph theory It is a good intro for interdisciplinary social science undergrads to get a first introduction to graphs and how they can help understanding the world, but in my case I think I would have appreciated a higher density of concepts per line.

    13. If you are beginning to learn in general about social networks, this is the book John Kleinberg is insightful including a comprehensive review of most of the literature in the field This book should be the starting point to study this subject matter.

    14. Dates approximate Read for mooc at Cornell via EdX Videos helped a lot need to look at this again when my math is better

    15. Excellent text illuminating and bringing together different aspects of the interplay of individual incentives and aggregate behavior.

    16. A solid, readable text giving a good introduction to elements of graph network theory, game theory, andnrelated concepts.

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