The "Twitterbrain" Is Just Like The Human Brain... And Retweets Are Synapses?

A University of Cambridge professor recently stunned his audience by showing how Twitter is just like the human brain. Performing a live Twitter experiment, he was able to show how the interconnectivity of hashtags in tweets was just like the human brain network.

Ed Bullimore, professor at the University of Cambridge, prefers to view the brain as a network, a complex system of mathematical equations, rather than a biological entity. In this way, the brain is similar to computer chips or the stock market… or Twitter.