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Is anything wrong with these conclusions from a SNA perspective?
Are there multiple scenarios to their question of "WHY??"
> He used as an example the data from ‘a mobile network we have access
> to’ – since he chose not to obscure the numbers we know it’s
> Indonesia-based – and explained that calls from the entire network
> of 50 million subscribers had been processed, over a period of two
> weeks, to produce a database of eight billion or so ‘events’.
> Everyone on a network, he said, is part of a group; most groups talk
> to other groups, creating a spider’s web of interactions. Of the 50
> million subscribers ThorpeGlen processed, 48 million effectively
> belonged to ‘one large group’: they called one another, or their
> friends called friends of their friends; this set of people was
> dismissed. A further 400,000 subscriptions could be attributed to a
> few large ‘nodes’, with numbers belonging to call centres, shops and
> information services. The remaining groups ranged in size from two
> to 142 subscribers. Members of these groups only ever called each
> other – clear evidence of antisocial behaviour – and, in one extreme
> case, a group was identified in which all the subscribers only ever
> called a single number at the centre of the web. This section of the
> ThorpeGlen presentation ended with one word: ‘WHY??’
> Once you’ve found your terrorist...
-- quoted from http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n16/soar01_.html
> alchemy --
> 1. A medieval chemical philosophy having as its asserted aims the
> transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of the
> panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of longevity.
> 2. A seemingly magical power or process of transmuting
-- quoted from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/alchemy
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