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How to Increase Social Network Value – Fabian Pfortmüller

Erik: What separates a friend network from a social network? Fabian: I believe that social networks are only then valuable if the relationships in it are meaningful relationships. Now I think it’s kind of a – it depends on how you defined friends, where that meaningful relationship starts and where it ends. I believe that […]

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Unlocking Cancer’s Secrets Using the ‘Social Networks’ of Cells

You’re probably familiar with a social network — it’s the web of connections between you and the people you know. Marketers have mastered the art of decoding these connections to target advertisements specially tailored to their audiences. Now scientists are asking if we can analyze a cell’s genetic networks in the same way to find […]

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: The Spread of Obesity, Nicholas Christakis

– I’m Denise Anthony, I’m Associate Professor and chair in the Sociology Department and I want to thank the Rockefeller Center, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy in cooperation with Sociology Today for bringing in our speaker, Dr. Nicholas Christakis. Dr. Christakis is Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. He is also Professor of Medical […]

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