Social Networks from the Perspective of Physics

author: János Kertész, Institute of Physics, Department of Computer Science and Information Theory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
published: Nov. 27, 2007,   recorded: October 2007,   views: 4910


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'In the history of public speaking, there have been many famous denials. One sunny day in 1880, Karl Marx declared: 'I am not a Marxist'. On a less auspicious occasion in 1973, Richard Nixon insisted 'I am not a crook'. Neither Marx’ nor Nixon’s audience gave much credence to their denials, and you too may respond with disbelief when I tell you that 'I am not a networker'. (Marc Granovetter, Connections, 1990) ... 'Instead, the slogan of the day will be 'We are all networkers now'.

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