Got Tech

The Buzz

Be Social

On the Hill

Home » Be Social

Social Networks Affecting Your Health

Submitted by on January 5, 2011 – 8:00 am6 Comments
Connected Happy Faces Among Sad Faces

photo by Radar Communication

My friend, Mark Hawker, hipped me to this amazing Nicholas Christakis TED talk called: The hidden influence of social networks that will be 18 minutes of your life well spent. I get that anybody who looks at Facebook’s latest valuation knows that social networks are “powerful.” But Nicholas Christakis dives into the individual’s network architecture and its very real effects on health based on third and even fourth level connections. Where you are in the overall network has a lot to do with your physical and mental dispositions, and seeing is believing as Christakis goes through 30 years of relational network visualizations… a feat that took five years worth of effort to put together.

Would love to hear what you think:

picture by Radar Communication

Google Buzz


  • Dr. Susannah says:

    Amazing. I’m definitely a ‘C’ – the more complex and connected the web around me, the better I like it. My husband, however, is a ‘B’ Few friends, network not connected, and easily dismantled. Makes for a spicy network of two. ;D

  • Tattooing says:

    After i open up your RSS feed it throws up a lot of weird text, may be the problem on my reader?

  • This short article was extremely interesting, especially since I was trying to find thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

  • I ought to say, as a good deal as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt assist but shed interest after a while. Its as in the event you had a fantastic grasp on the topic matter, but you forgot to contain your readers. Possibly you ought to take into consideration this from far far more than one angle. Or possibly you shouldnt generalise so considerably. Its far better if you take into consideration what others may need to say instead of just going for a gut reaction towards the topic. Take into consideration adjusting your personal believed approach and giving others who could read this the benefit of the doubt

  • with thanks with regard to the specific write-up i’ve been on the lookout with regard to this kind of advice on the net for sum time these days and so with thanks