Tuesday, May 11, 2010

TED Talk Tuesday: Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks

No man or woman is an island. Your influence in the world is greater than you might realize. You can't not affect others; you can only choose whether your influence is positive or negative. This talk made me want to be more conscious about what I'm putting out there.


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  1. Thanks again for posting the weekly TED. I think as bloggers we put out ideas to networks. I also sit on a board of a performing arts non-profit and find myself in the middle of a social network. I am always amazed at how many people know me that I was barely aware of and what kind of influence I have. I have long said that your contribution on this planet is measured by who you touch and if that was a force for good. That being said I also believe that challenging convention is as important as getting along.

  2. This is kind of intense. And dense, information-wise. So, we have to be aware of the meta around us while still behaving naturally, individual-to-individual?

    "Emotions have a collective existence not just an individual existence."

    Maybe we are at the beginning of a new kind of 'woken-up' humanity.


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