social phenomena

The biologists are evolving!

What will they become? Memeticists?

The story: culture is becoming recognized as one of the significant evolutionary forces shaping human evolution.

Some puzzling maps:


Empireal disintegration.

Social contagion, a review

The New York Times looks back at the work of Christakis and Fowler on social contagion.

Identity, Self-Awareness, and Twitter

From the New York Times Magazine, a great, mutlifacted article about how we communicate online.