[FoRK] [tt] [silk] Happiness Is A Network Property, Not Just A Personal State

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Apr 5 09:59:57 PDT 2012

Makes me think of insecure people who are constantly trying to find 
external validation.

"OMG ('someone is wrong on the Interweb'), someone posted something I 
didn't like! I'm going to post it to all my social feeds and troll for 
others in my social echo-chamber of a circle who think like me so I can 
feel better about my opinion and convince myself that person was just a 
dick instead of having to actually use my brain and think about it..."

Spreads like a headcold.


On 4/5/2012 3:36 AM, Udhay Shankar N wrote:
> Utterly fascinating - yet if I think about it, not really surprising.
> Thoughts?
> Udhay
> http://nexalogyenvironics.com/physics-and-social-media/happiness-is-a-network-property-not-just-a-personal-state/
> As just one of the fascinating results of recent research into social
> networks is the fact that happiness (and sadness) spread through social
> networks like headcolds. We are influencing — and influenced by — people
> up to three connections away from us in our social networks.
>      Social Networks And Happiness, Nicholas A. Christakis&  James H. Fowler

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