The Power Law of Information: Life in A Connected World (Response Books)

4.2 avg rating
( 5 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780761935124: The Power Law of Information: Life in A Connected World (Response Books)

The Power Law of Information investigates properties of frictionless, non-linear systems, and the unconventional thought processes needed to comprehend them. It also shows how information affects us in a variety of ways: be it human rationality, the spread of ideas in society, or global monetary systems. Drawing upon current research, author Srinath Srinivasa offers directions on how to model the new world taking shape and possibly to also steer it in the right direction.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 36.00
US$ 13.13

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.23
From India to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Srinivasa, Srinath
Published by Sage Publications (2007)
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sage Publications, 2007. Softcover. Book Condition: New. We live in an era of unparalleled access to information and communication technologies. The Internet and other information tools like the television are becoming ever more central to our lives?we chat, blog, e-mail and e-shop, leaving behind our footprints in this version of public space. In addition, we are constantly bombarded with different kinds of information that seek to mould our thinking in subtle ways. The reader of this book will discover that social information networks possess qualities that are counter-intuitive. Social information networks form what are called frictionless, nonlinear systems. The behaviour of such systems can be extremely complex, making it hard to predict, let alone control. Despite this, there are some common features displayed by such systems, especially the ?power law? distribution. A power law distribution of societal influence, for example, would depict a society where a small percentage of society would wield enormous clout, while the larger part would have very little or no influence. Such a society would be highly polarized, with no room for the middle ground. The book investigates properties of frictionless, non-linear systems and the unconventional thought processes needed to comprehend them. It also shows how information affects us in a variety of ways: be it human rationality, the spread of ideas in society, or global monetary systems. Drawing upon current research, the author offers directions on how to model the new world taking shape and possibly to also steer it in the right direction. Printed Pages: 184. Bookseller Inventory # 91180

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.23
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Srinivasa, Srinath
Published by Sage Publications (2007)
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sage Publications, 2007. Softcover. Book Condition: New. We live in an era of unparalleled access to information and communication technologies. The Internet and other information tools like the television are becoming ever more central to our livesâ€"we chat, blog, e-mail and e-shop, leaving behind our footprints in this version of public space. In addition, we are constantly bombarded with different kinds of information that seek to mould our thinking in subtle ways. The reader of this book will discover that social information networks possess qualities that are counter-intuitive. Social information networks form what are called frictionless, nonlinear systems. The behaviour of such systems can be extremely complex, making it hard to predict, let alone control. Despite this, there are some common features displayed by such systems, especially the ‘power law’ distribution. A power law distribution of societal influence, for example, would depict a society where a small percentage of society would wield enormous clout, while the larger part would have very little or no influence. Such a society would be highly polarized, with no room for the middle ground. The book investigates properties of frictionless, non-linear systems and the unconventional thought processes needed to comprehend them. It also shows how information affects us in a variety of ways: be it human rationality, the spread of ideas in society, or global monetary systems. Drawing upon current research, the author offers directions on how to model the new world taking shape and possibly to also steer it in the right direction. Printed Pages: 184. Bookseller Inventory # 91180

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.29
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Srinivasa, Srinath
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. Soft Cover Original edition. Perfect condition. Ship by express service to USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, UK, Germany and Netherland. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-190516-48125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Srinivasa, Srinath
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. Soft Cover Original edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # SHAK48125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Srinivasa, Srinath
Published by SAGE Publications Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the current era of unparalleled technologies for information processing and communication, the author of this book argues for regulation in order to control the flow of ideas. Without such regulation he believes that information exchange would result in a power law distribution and a highly polarized society with strong opinions and an absence of middle ground. The book also explores other interesting characteristics of information networks such as the spread of ideas, the way information influences human rationality and the way monetary systems can change in a connected world. Bookseller Inventory # AAX9780761935124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Srinivasa, Srinath
Published by SAGE Publications Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the current era of unparalleled technologies for information processing and communication, the author of this book argues for regulation in order to control the flow of ideas. Without such regulation he believes that information exchange would result in a power law distribution and a highly polarized society with strong opinions and an absence of middle ground. The book also explores other interesting characteristics of information networks such as the spread of ideas, the way information influences human rationality and the way monetary systems can change in a connected world. Bookseller Inventory # AAX9780761935124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Srinivasa, Srinath
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 The book investigates properties of frictionless, non-linear systems and the unconventional thought processes needed to comprehend them. It also shows how information affects us in a variety of ways: be it human rationality, the spread of ideas in society, or global monetary systems. Year of publication2006 0761935126. Bookseller Inventory # 88191

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 15.90
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Srinivasa, Srinath
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97807619351240000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Srinivasa, Srinath
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Vetus Books
(WEST LAFAYETTE, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: NEW. Bookseller Inventory # AFS-SAG-9780761935124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Srinivasa, Srinath
Published by SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 0761935126 ISBN 13: 9780761935124
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FJ-9780761935124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.84
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book