Social Networking in Game of Thrones

Recently, a group of Mathematicians who also happen to be huge fans of the popular HBO show Game of Thrones created a Social Network map of the characters in order to determine who the main character of the first book actually is. This is an amazing example of how Social Networking can be applied to almost anything including your favorite television show. The social network shows each characters interaction and actually calculates its PageRank Value and displays all of the information in a great graph.

The article actually goes in depth showing all of the math involved in producing its conclusions. This is extremely interesting to me as a fan of the series and seeing how what we are learning can be applied to almost anything. According to all of the math “Spoiler Alert” Tyrion is the main character according to their algorithms.

 

Social Networks in Game of Thrones

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