Category Archives: power-laws

Dec 24 2006

What We're Reading: "Linked", by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Why do early hubs like Yahoo have a tremendous advantage? How can later entrants like Google ever sieze share? Why is the internet robust to random damage but vulnerable to terrorist attack?
Why did AIDS spread so rapidly? Why are a handful of hub genes
involved in so many traits? Albert-Laszlo Barabasi uses scale-free network theory to answer these questions in "Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means".