***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****
But get good networks
S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director
Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto
455 Spadina Avenue Room 418 Toronto Canada M5S 2G8
Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php
Elvis wouldn't be singing "Return to Sender" these days
Today's Washington Post has an interesting article on the social dynamics
of selecting a president.
"The decisive factor ... is not the presence of influential people but
people who are easily influenced. Random, insignificant events are vastly
magnified by networks of such malleable people influencing one another,
and this tilts the race one way or another. Blind chance plays a big
The pundits are merely gypsys. The meek shall inherit the earth.
SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social
network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send
an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line
UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.