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What you suggest is an interesting direction for research...but not
very well formulated, because "strong tie overall" is not
well-defined. In order to investigate it, you'd have to figure out
what you meant by that phrase. (Preferably, of course, in a
non-ad-hoc manner; it's very easy to come up with a definition like "A
and B have a strong tie overall if they are tied in k out of n
networks", but that just begs the question (among others) of how you
pick k in a principled fashion.)
On 1/15/07, Valdis Krebs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Yes. Even with great data for an on-line community [the network map
> I linked to several weeks ago on SOCNET] we do not have insights into
> the other channels -- private email, phone, F2F, small groups, etc.
> I remember some research a while back on how good of an estimate for
> total comm could be mined by just looking at on-line comm.
> So maybe if X and Y have a strong tie on-line it can be predicted
> that they have a strong tie overall??? Anyone have + or - research
> on that?
> On Jan 15, 2007, at 10:04 AM, Gould N (HESAS - WIHSC) wrote:
> > Given the comment from Valdis on 'back channel emails', identifying
> > opinion leadership from available-to-all communications may well
> > prove problematic - perhaps even plain wrong.
> > best to all,
> > nick
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