It’s to our shame as [academic] writers that the average Malcolm Gladwell New Yorker piece is more thought provoking than 95 percent of journal articles. If we can’t explain ourselves to others in a style both illuminating and interesting, we won’t and don’t deserve to be taken seriously.Here's that kind of article. Gladwell talks about strong a weak ties. It's straight of out a sociology textbook... but talks about Twitter, is interesting, doesn't involve a single statistical regression, and has real world applications. What else could you ask for?
September 30, 2010
Gladwell on Strong and Weak Ties