9.16 Social Networks - 9.19. Guest Speaker Social Networks...

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9.19. Guest Speaker Social Networks We are all connected o 6 degrees of separation o Kevin bacon and cancer What is a network? o Combination of nodes and links Nodes are basic elements- individuals, organizations, computers, web pages, photos, blog posts Links- physical or symbolic connections between nodes- friendships, hyperlinks, telephone lines Ex: network of friends, facebook, internet, online forums, WWW Internet- the Network of Networks o Hierarchial, non hierarchical o The network structure is non hierarchical o Nodes can be added and removed with jeopardizing the network Other networks o WWW, twitter, fabo, blogs, delicious o One of the main characteristics of the internet and its applications is the ability of each user to add connections to the network (ex hyperlinks, friends, followers, tags) 3 aspects of networks o Nodes , links, self organizing networks o Common network structures o Direction of communication 1. Self organization networks
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