Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Networks and neighbors

Smartmobs has a post on 'Networks and neighbors' that discusses, and refers to, a NY Times article on the importance of neighbours:

It seems to me that the new understanding that has emerged in our times has 3 steps: 1) realize everything is connected, 2) notice that the connecting starts with the smallest pieces, 3) know networks rule. When you have these 3 insights, it becomes clear that network rules are the same no matter what the pieces are that a network is connecting. That would mean, for example, that the same network rules are at work in MySpace, in an analog network of friends and in how intestines raise the odds against cancer happening.

Or go straight to the NY Times article here


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