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March 23, 2006

Small World Story & The Physics of Friendship

By comparing people to mobile particles randomly bouncing off each other, scientists have developed a new model for social networks. The model fits with empirical data to naturally reproduce the community structure, clustering and evolution of general acquaintances and even sexual contacts.
// this link came out of a pleasant encounter i had with Eliel a passenger i met on a train in a recent trip home from the city. It was a total joy to meet him because he had a passion for semiotics and was able to tell me about "molecular revolutions" -- the concept that "micro revolt" is loosely based on. s o o o exciting.

Posted by cat at 01:00 AM