Who would have thought that a whole science could be created out of "linkages" between things? It is very reminiscent of the Gliek book about "Chaos", which also seems like it couldn't really make a science.
I guess this is similar to ideas that were shared in the movie "Six Degreees of Seperation". The linkages work seems to me to be right up there with Chaos theory in our understanding of things. In fact, if Chaos is very helpful in understanding natural phenomenon (if not that helpful in understanding human creations, then Linkage Theory may well be the opposite: Very useful for understanding human creations, while not terribly useful for understanding nature. But our world (both society and environment) is under constant pressure from un-intentional effects. This seems like a real good thought tool to understand things.
I am an Engineer with math and logi background. But this author mixes up every thing. Gosh. People with links is not same as links on a web page. To me the researches roped in internet also to rope in more readers. How did their crawler determine yahoo or google as a hub? It could'nt have done it as searches Engines index all info but not many provide a link to yahoo and some pages.
I give those 2 stars as some one took time to work on such a topic as Links.
Some one give me my time please.
Fascinating topic! I would like to see the principles of studying the network operating in the Bush family and the Republican Party.
The Democratic Party needs to learn from it.
For his survival, the American citizen needs to understand it.