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Let's Start An Epidemic

Let's Start An Epidemic

How does the common cold spread through a group of friends or co-workers. What about other contagions? Can a contagion be used for good? Doc explores how things like disease, politics, and even moods travel through (meat-space) social networks. What impact do we have on others? What impact do they have on us? And what does this mean for members of the software development community?

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Michael (Doc) Norton

May 02, 2014
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  1. Let’s Start an Epidemic! Doc Norton
 Global Director of Engineering

    Culture Groupon
 @DocOnDev doc@groupon.com
  2. 1979

  3. 1979

  4. 1979 KISS Sucks!!

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  8. “Anyone on earth, at my or anyone’s will, can now

    learn in just a few minutes what I think or do” - Frigyes Karinthy
  9. Player Friend Hearst Ford Foreman Riveter

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  12. IP SM MG MK BM

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  15. But it’s not that simple...

  16. Obesity

  17. Smoking

  18. Alcohol Consumption

  19. Depression

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  21. Happiness

  22. Happiness

  23. Happiness

  24. Kindness

  25. Compassion

  26. Love

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  29. 1989

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  44. love

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  46. Love

  47. Love is a Contagion

  48. Doc Norton
 Global Director of Engineering Culture Groupon
 @DocOnDev doc@groupon.com

    Love is a Contagion Let’s Start an Epidemic!
  49. Let’s Start an Epidemic! Doc Norton
 Global Director of Engineering

    Culture Groupon
 @DocOnDev doc@groupon.com Love is a Contagion #LoveContagion
  50. References / Credits • Collective Dynamics of Smoking in Large

    Social Networks
 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/ NEJMsa0706154 • Anger on The Internet
 http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ cyber.2012.0130 • Data Structures Using C
 http://www.amazon.com/Data-Structures- Using-Aaron-Tenenbaum/dp/0131997467 • History of Computing
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ History_of_computing_hardware_(1960s %E2%80%93present)
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Timeline_of_computing_1950%E2%80%9319 79
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Timeline_of_computing_1980%E2%80%9319 89 • Windows 2.0
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_2.0 • Stanley Milgram
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Milgram • Marconi
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Guglielmo_Marconi • Emotional Contagion
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Emotional_contagion • Fowler’s Works
 http://jhfowler.ucsd.edu/ • Spread of Happiness
 http://fowler.ucsd.edu/ dynamic_spread_of_happiness.pdf

  51. References / Credits • “Chain Links” (pdf)
 https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http:// djjr-courses.wdfiles.com/local--files/ soc180:karinthy-chain-links/Karinthy-Chain-

    Links_1929.pdf • Six Degrees of Separation
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Six_degrees_of_separation • Small World Experiment
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small- world_experiment • The Hidden Influence of Social Networks
 http://www.ted.com/talks/ nicholas_christakis_the_hidden_influence_of _social_networks.html
 http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/10/ the_hidden_infl/ • Three Degrees of Influence
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Three_degrees_of_influence • “Connected” (book)
 http://www.amazon.com/Connected- Surprising-Networks-Friends-Everything/dp/ 0316036137 • Marconi Nobel Lecture (pdf)
 http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/ physics/laureates/1909/marconi-lecture.pdf • KISS (band/discography)
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_(band)
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_discography • Spread of Obesity in Large Social Networks
 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/ NEJMsa066082
 http://fowler.ucsd.edu/spread_of_obesity.pdf

  52. Images • Boy Holding Earth (image)
 http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/child- holding-world-earth-globe-in-his-hands-oleksiy-maksymenko.jpg • Eiffel

    Tower (image)
 http://img1.etsystatic.com/008/0/5636636/il_fullxfull. 399837539_gmq5.jpg • Six Degrees of Separation (image)
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/ Six_degrees_of_separation_01.png • Kevin Bacon (image)
 http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mejsu0Iqwg1rhfklho1_400.jpg • Love/Hate Baby (image)
 http://lolzpad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Funny-Baby-Love- Hate.jpg • KISS (image)
 http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/ xfOWdQ7uTZ13zmLMLteF_kiss.jpg • Ramones (Image)
 http://cdn1.cdnme.se/cdn/8-2/652941/images/2012/ ramones_200193498.png • Tandy Model II (image)
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/Okona- GfhR-TRS-80.jpg/711px-Okona-GfhR-TRS-80.jpg • Highway Overpass (image)
 http://www.gribblenation.com/breezewood/underroad.jpg • Spread of Obesity in Large Social Networks (movie)
 http://fowler.ucsd.edu/fsn5.mov • Depression in Social Network (image)
 http://fowler.ucsd.edu/images/depression_2000.jpg • Fowler Images
 http://fowler.ucsd.edu/images/ • Laughing School Girls (image)
 http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000CrKxGG1KWEc/s/ 880/880/ZimbabweTravelAmieV-7712.jpg • Matrix Machines
 http://media.ntvmsnbc.com/i/NTVMSNBC/Components/ ArtAndPhoto-Fronts/Sections-StoryLevel/NTV%20Bilim/ 121221matrixx.jpg • The “Matrix”
 http://images4.alphacoders.com/270/27094.jpg • Stopping Bullets
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z1BP5Yq0HqY/T3y3Zm6ydfI/ AAAAAAAACa0/0gQ2lEYvGjg/s1600/tomarse+la+vida+con +calma.jpg • “Choice”
 http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/9A0axXHXGj8/maxresdefault.jpg