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What type of relationship in the "global network" do you have in mind? That is, the network of what? Friendships? Acquaintances? Something else? And influence ion what type of behavior? Obviously the problem with studying things like the global friendship network is getting the data. I guess what comes closest at this point are studies of global online networks, eg. Ugander et al:"The Anatomy of the Facebook Social Graph" and Leskovec and Horvitz: "Worldwide Buzz: Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network".
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:04:50 +0800
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> Subject: Paper inquiry: how the global network structure
> influences individuals' behavior
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> Dear all:
> I am now working on a proposal discussing how the global
> network properties (e.g., density of the whole network,
> average shortest path length, average clustering coefficient,
> etc) influence the individual behavior. Does any of you know
> the related literature, either in the field of social science
> or other fields?
> To my knowledge, the main body of the literature concentrates
> more on the effects of personal network characteristics on
> individual behavior.
> Thanks for your help,
> ZHANG Lun
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