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  1. Aug 2018
    1. Social scientist, on the other hand, have focused on what ties are more likely to bring in new information, which are primarily weak ties (Granovetter 1973), and on why weak ties bring new information (because they bridge structural holes (Burt 2001), (Burt 2005)).
  2. Sep 2017
    1. weak ties in our digital connections or networks,

      Are weak ties now more important than strong ties for seeking and finding social support? I am thinking of discussion boards/forums.

    1. knowledge het-erogeneity. Factors such as age, gender, livelihood, residence,education, household income, and integration into the marketeconomy have been shown to correlate with variation

      Weak ties also induces heterogeneity in knowledge.

    2. mphasize its normative, shared,inter-generationally transmitted characteristics rather than itsheterogeneity, emergence, and practical application.

      I wonder about weak vs strong ties. This strikes me as a difference, i.e. heterogeneity. I also wonder about knowledge network analysis...maybe this is about how knowledge travels.

    1. job depends more on people to who we are weakly tied rather than strongly tied.

      This is the entire premise of LinkedIn. I wonder if Granovetter gets a cut of the LinkedIn profits?

    1. fully integrate into the society.

      I wonder if people with social anxiety fear weak ties more? What is the psychological relationship between strong and weak ties? I also wonder about social mobility--do those at the higher levels have more weak ties? Spend more time on their weak ties?

    1. weak ties has forever altered how we approach the world

      What do you think some of those changes are? Do you think we recognize the number and value of our weak ties differently than we did prior to social media?

    2. weak ties.

      TRUE! We can't know everyone REALLY well. In fact, we have more weak ties than strong.

    1. weak ties influence us or our networks?

      Think of this question in Week #3 when you read 'strength of weak ties'. Do people with large FB networks have better job prospects?

  3. Jan 2016
  4. Aug 2015
    1. Acquaintances, as compared to close friends, are more prone to move in different circles than oneself. Those to whom one is closest are likely to have the greatest overlap in contact with those one already knows, so that the information to which they are privy is likely to be much the same as that which one already has

      Love this. Weak ties foster diversity of people and thought in one's network.