|November 23, 2010 |
Individual vs. Group Success in Social Networks
Winter Mason, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yahoo! Research
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 2:00 to 4:00 pm
There are many times when individuals work independently to find a solution to a problem but share information about their progress along the way, such as companies innovating on the latest product, scientists searching for a cure to a disease, or inventors competing for an "X-prize." In these situations, when individuals are collectively searching for a solution to a problem, the flow of information between them can affect both how quickly the group finds the solution and who benefits the most.