Small world, Clustering, and Weak ties

Required readings

Recommended readings

Further readings


  1. Describe what is the small-world phenomenon.
  2. What are the two views on the structure of social networks that Milgram suggested?
  3. Under what kinds of assumptions the small-world phenomenon is surprising? One regarding the density of social networks and other regarding the 'in-breeding' of social contacts.
  4. What were the common search strategies in the email study?
  5. What is 'funneling' described by Milgram?
  6. What are the Granovetter's assumptions about the position of strong ties and weak ties?

Questions for discussion

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