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See also the classic:
Feld, Scott L. 1991. "Why your friends have more friends than you do."
American Journal of Sociology 96:1464-1477.
Further, see recent power law hypotheses that network growth occurs
because recent arrivals to a network select, at random, a member of the
existing population, and that further, they are directed to a neighbor
of this choice. These neighbors have a degree distribution proportional
to the distribution of degrees in the network, that is, most have few
degrees while a minority have very many. Which leads to the same point
that Feld made.
All this explains why there are all these parties that I never get
Dan Novak wrote:
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