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Bursts by Albert-László Barabási
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Jan 15, 2010

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bookshelves: at-npl, social-influence

this book has one of the most unusual web promos, I feel compelled to share it.

Found here


Some interesting points about
tracking bills with Where's George
identifying suspected terrorists with statistics ( and how that can go horribly wrong),
weekend release of Harry Potters books mirrors huge dips in children emergency room visits
your friends obesity impacts your risk of obesity.

There is a huge running theme in this book about Transylvanian/Hungarian medievel history that I just don't get the point.

Started and stopped this book many times and quit it with only 5o pages to go in 2012. finished it last night.
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Reading Progress

January 15, 2010 – Shelved
July 18, 2010 – Started Reading
March 22, 2012 –
page 200
March 22, 2012 –
page 200
September 12, 2015 – Shelved as: at-npl
January 22, 2016 – Shelved as: social-influence
January 22, 2016 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by James (new)

James Eckman When I was in Transylvania just after the revolution, they were bitching about the Hungarians then, it's like some Southern Americans and the Civil War.

message 2: by Jim (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jim I picture parades of peasants with pitchforks and torches. 8).

What brought you there ?

message 3: by James (new)

James Eckman Jim wrote: "I picture parades of peasants with pitchforks and torches. 8).

What brought you there ?"

Work. In Curtea de Arges. Though I did a little tourist stuff as well.

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