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This self-similarity idea has been around as it seems for a while. I just checked my own (limited) literature base and found an article from 2002 http://arxiv.org/pdf/cond-mat/0211498 which was released in Physical Reveiw letter E.
As of now I do not have hands-on experience if this is really true, but it´s not a new idea.
But just as a philosophical thought: once the network - any network - gets big enough isn´t it somehow quite likely to become self-similar?
Dipl.-Phys. Bettina Hoser
Informationsdienste und elektronische Märkte
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
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