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  1. Aug 2018
    1. The social foci hypothesis predicts that links are more likely to form among individuals who, for example, are classmates, co-workers, or go to the same gym (they share a social foci). The triadic closure hypothesis predicts that links are more likely to form among individuals that share “friends” or acquaintances. Finally, the homophily hypothesis predicts that links are more likely to form among individuals who share social characteristics, such as tastes, cultural background, or physical appearance (Lazarsfeld and Merton 1954), (McPherson et al. 2001).

      definitions of social foci, triadic closure, and homophily within network science.

  2. Oct 2017
  3. Sep 2017
    1. Does assigning students to teams build a “better” network (activate more capital) than letting students choose their own teams?

      This also may be a question of homophily vs heterogenity. Students pick probably more homogeneous groups. Do they produce a 'better' outcome?

  4. Apr 2016
    1. climate scientists team up

      Two key features of this case: experts in a field share a lot in advance and teaming up is quite different from the fluid world of social interactions (cf. Tuckman). In other words, this case is about “likeminded people” who may disagree on a lot of things and be quite different on a personal level but have a common “code”, in the linguistic sense. The early Internet was like that, the early Web was like that, and early blogging was pretty much like that.