Social networks are these intricate things of beauty, and they’re so elaborate and so complex and so ubiquitous that one has to ask what purpose they serve.

Nicholas Christakis

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“The Hidden Influence of Social Networks.” TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Hidden Influence of Social Networks." TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from social scientist Nicholas Christakis's 2010 TED Talk about the impact of social networks. In this quote, Christakis is explaining why he started studying social networks, or the connections between people -- because they are complicated and beautiful. Watch the full TED Talk here: Nicholas Christakis - The Hidden Influence of Social Networks