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  1. Feb 2019
  2. 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)).
  3. 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?

  4. May 2017
    1. The good kind is used in good causes, the bad kind in bad causes. Our kind is the good kind; the bad kind is used by our opponents

      It may ignore rhetoric, but it does have its advantages. Factors like your audience, topic, or motive all play role in your usage of the strong or weak defense. And, we've all seen the weak defense beat the strong defense several times this past year.

  5. Mar 2017
    1. who expected rhetoric to act on the imagination to se-cure the triumph of reason.

      Weak defense.

    2. Truth, it was held, presided over a dialectical discussion, and the in-terlocutors had to reach agreement about it by themselves, whereas rhetoric taught only how to present a point of view-that is to say, a partial aspect of the question-and the decision of the issue was left up to a third person

      Weak defense.

    1. We have not here in view the more familiar ways in which words may be used to deceive. In a later chapter, when the function of language as an instrument for the promotion of purposes rather than as a means of !iymbolizing references is fully discussed, we shall see how the intention of the speaker may complicate the situation.

      It seems as though this reading vacillates between weak defense and strong defense more than others.

  6. Feb 2017
    1. as a solution to problems raised by traditional theo-ries of language and meaning.

      So wouldn't presenting rhetoric as a solution be a version of the weak defense for other disciplines?

    1. Our eyes and hands and feet will give us the ~~'.r , same assistance in doing mischief as in doing ~. good; but it would not therefore be better for the "'""- world that all mankind were blind and lame

      A pretty powerful articulation of the weak defense,

    2. Hence it hath become a common topic with rhetoricians, that, in order to be a successful orator, one must be a good ~ . man; for to be good is the only sure way of ci..~ being long esteemed good, and to be esteemed ~ good is previously necessary 10 one's being 6 .... •~ heard with due allention and regard.

      Ah, yes, the weak defense.

    1. hetoric and criticism have some-times been so managed as to tend to the corrup-tion, rather than to the improvement, of good taste and true eloquence. But sure it is equally possible to apply the principles of reason and good sense to this art, as to any other that is culti-vated among men.

      I might be wrong, but... Weak Defense?

  7. Jan 2017
    1. First, to make known one man's (r thoughts or ideas to another; Secondly, to do it with as much ease and quickness as possible; and, Thirdly, thereby to convey the knowledge of things: language is either abused or deficient, when it fails of any of these three.

      Another weak defense of language.

    2. First, One for the recording of our own thoughts. Secondly, The other for the communicating of our thoughts to others

      A weak defense of words?

    1. Tolookatlanguageself-consciouslyistoplaygameswithit;tolookthroughlanguageunselfconsciouslyistoactpurposivelywithit

      To oscillate between the weak and strong defenses.

    2. HisstateddefenseistheWeakone:"Rhetoricismerelyatool,nobadthinginitself.Orrather,itistheboxoftoolsforper-suasiontakentogether,availableforpersuadersgoodandbad"

      A useful articulation of the Weak Defense.

    3. theinterfacebetweenabsoluteandcontingentstatements

      This is a very helpful way to understand the relationship between the Weak and the Strong defenses. That is, what the Weak Defense will treat as an absolute, the Strong Defense will treat as contingent.

    4. endangeringpossibilities

      These "endangering possibilities" are the focus of much of the Enlightenment thinkers we will shortly engage.

  8. Jun 2016
    1. Experience indicates that it can be accomplished best through the mediation of administrative law

      Which experience indicate that ?

  9. Jan 2016
  10. 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.

  11. Dec 2013