These planned/intentional groups may have a 'pattern' to that exposes them...
Jim W Lai wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Apr 2002, Valdis wrote:
> > BTW, Google uses a network metric very similar to 'prestige' in their Page
> > Rank algorithm.
> As a FYI, their network metric is vulnerable to manipulation. The
> technique is a distributed "attack" called a googlebomb which employs
> link "popularity". Offhand, I'd say analogs to this in human networks
> would be a clique of members engaging in mutual promotion, or a fan club.