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

Tom Higgins tomhiggins at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 12:51:07 PDT 2012


Happiness Is A Good Filter....the newest offering from the Peanuts gang....

There is a lot to be said for the idea that an individual's emotional
state is formed/influenced in part or whole by the collective that
make up their world view. The Brave New World of Social Networks is an
amplification/extension of that. Before folks relied on a more
localized set of points (work, home, school, church, sports, etc) but
do Social nets break them of that or simply amplify what came
before...ie are prejudged vectors locked in and stamped on the new
jimmiez or has the widening of scoped opened up folks?

How much of the Happiness indexing held for pre intertubular days? How
much more opportunity is there to break out of ones Happiness orbit?

-tom(I think if there is a point that needs regaling it is the brave
new world of opportunity folks have access to. )higgins


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