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How can game theory prevent disease outbreaks?

How can game theory prevent disease outbreaks?   It is easy for planes to be heavily quarantined if multiple passengers on the flight become ill with flu-like symptoms. This usually means a red-flag, as many international travel is one of the best ways to spread critical diseases around the world. In this case, however, grounding […]

The Ad Market vs. Ad Blockers An increasing number of people are beginning to use ad blockers. More specifically, younger users. The reason for this increase is not the fact that ads are present, but rather how unbearable and suffocating they are. When it comes to companies buying ads, ad blockers don’t affect the prices because they have nothing to […]

Human crush and Information cascade

The Luzhniki disaster was a deadly human crush that took place at the Grand Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow during the 1982–83 UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem on 20 October 1982.   Information cascade, a situation in which people make decisions based on choices of other […]

Information cascade and fake news

It turns out that lies spread faster than the truths. This is because false stories usually tends to be more attracting, so people will more likely to share it. And then the information cascade will begin from the user’s friend and spreading fastly. More people shares, the story will looks more convincing then the information […]

Adding Social Network Functionality –> Product Cascade?

Strava is a fitness app that tracks runs and rides, creates maps, analyzes your workout, and connects the user with others. Yes, your fitness analysis app is now too another social networking platform. This update was obviously an attempt to stand out from fitness tracking competitors such as mapmyrun, but why should an app used […]

Voting based on “The Wisdom of the Crowds”

Following the recent midterm elections, I thought it would be fitting to analyze a small part of the voting system regarding network behavior, specifically ‘The Wisdom of the Crowds’ effect on selecting the best candidate. I have linked 2 articles here, the first one from is a more technical article on why our current […]

Malaria’s Perpetual Transmission   Scientists have discovered that even back in the Jurassic era, mosquitoes carried and spread malaria, infecting prehistoric animals with the disease. Malaria proved as potentially fatal to these prehistoric animals, and it continues to be deadly even now, millions of years later.   Malaria has had an exceptionally long lifespan as a disease. […]

The Fear of MSG: A Consequence of Xenophobic Information Cascade

On April 4, 1968, a biomedical researcher published an article on the New England Journal of Medicine that would forever change how America eats. In the article, Robert Kwok described a peculiar illness he contracted at Chinese restaurants. His self-diagnosed cause? Monosodium glutamate, or MSG for short. Since the white powdery chemical’s discovery in 1907, […]

Promoting Institutional Change Through Investigating Network Structure

In his article, It Takes A Village: Change Management As Community Building, Forbes contributor Carsten Tams uses network theory to dispel the notion that a tight hierarchical structure is inducive to introducing change through an organization. Instead, a less organized but denser structure is more effective. A typical organizational structure used in many organizations, such […]

Sneeze When I was ten or so, I became obsessed with simple online strategy games, neglecting doing my homework on my first laptop in order to play them. In the game Sneeze, you have one sneeze to infect a target percentage of the population. The people around you move in random patterns and fall […]

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