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Social networks and diversity

This is not a blog post for the assignment, but I came across the article and thought it was interesting, especially since we discussed strong and weak ties: https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-data-science/rethinking-information-diversity-in-networks/10150503499618859

Game Theory and Network Effects in Open Source Software

http://www.anshublog.com/2006/07/lets-play-games-open-source-generates.html http://mayet.som.yale.edu/coopetition/ Anshu Sharma explains how Open Source Software, the kind of Software that’s freely available in Source Code form, generates lots of value but little revenue. He references the book Co-opetition by Harvard Business Professor Adam Brandenburger and Yale Management Professor Barry Nalebuff, which is about how to balance Cooperation and Competition in Business […]

Is game theory useless?

The ability to quantify and predict phenomenon in the physical world has always been the hallmark of a good theory. While the ancestral fields of inquiry in the natural sciences have enjoyed tremendous success in describing the fundamental interactions by a largely linear approach, the emergence of complex dynamical systems in the applied and social […]

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