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Eelke,

        I think they are really talking about "social networking" which is
a big deal here in Silicon Valley.  There are a number of companies,
Spoke, Visible Path, Friendstr, LinkedIn, and so on.   The companies
use a tiny piece of SNA, namely finding a path through a graph, to
generate sales leads, find dates through friends and so on.   VCs have
been putting millions of dollars into these types of companies and many
companies, like Silicon Valley Bank, are doing "roll your own" versions.

        Mark Granovetter is a scientific advisor to Spoke and the technical
folks there are pretty smart about SNA.

        I know the CEO's of most of these companies and none of them that
I have asked have ever heard of Pajek or UCINet, for instance.  They have
a bit of a different slant that I would not really call SNA as it is thought
of in this group.

        I have been consulting to several VCs in Silicon Valley and some
are getting interested in trust and reciprocity in on-line communities.
They are looking at it as ways to build on-line markets.

-Don

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> None of the nice pictures, but at least some more text for free. Don't =
> know if it is the entire article though:
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> Eelke
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> Eelke Heemskerk
> Amsterdam School for Social Science Research
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amblard Frederic [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: vrijdag 31 oktober 2003 12:29
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> Subject: Re: Social Network Analysis wins...
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> http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,52994,00.html for the =
> article, but you have to pay if you want to read more than the first =
> paragraph ...=20
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> > -----Message d'origine-----=20
> > De : David Krackhardt [ mailto:[log in to unmask]]=20
> > Envoy=E9 : vendredi 31 octobre 2003 12:21=20
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> > Objet : Social Network Analysis wins...=20
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> >  I don't know if anyone else has seen this, but Business 2.0=20
> > (a monthly=20
> > magazine about IT and web stuff in general) has just declared=20
> > that Social=20
> > Network Analysis is the winner among all the various=20
> > contenders for the=20
> > title of  "Best New Technology of 2003".  Runner ups include=20
> > 64-bit chips,=20
> > micro harddrives, and Voice Over Internet Protocols.  In the=20
> > center of the=20
> > fold out page containing the article about SNA there is a=20
> > network picture=20
> > containing non other than Stan Wasserman's smiling face. =20
> > Indeed, his is=20
> > the best  picture of the bunch (Kevin Bacon, Duncan Watts, and Stanly=20
> > Milgram all look rather dour in comparison).=20
> >=20
> > The story and the picture leave one with the impression that=20
> > Milgram was=20
> > the founder, at least inspirationally, for the whole field. =20
> > But, I guess=20
> > no short historical take is perfect.  Lin, when is your book=20
> > coming out? We=20
> > need it ? quickly.=20
> >=20
> > -David=20
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>   <P><FONT size=3D2>Eelke Heemskerk<BR>Amsterdam School for Social =
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>     size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Amblard Frederic =
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>     <P><FONT size=3D2>&gt; -----Message d'origine-----</FONT> <BR><FONT=20
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>     size=3D2>&gt; (a monthly</FONT> <BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; magazine =
> about IT and=20
>     web stuff in general) has just declared </FONT><BR><FONT =
> size=3D2>&gt; that=20
>     Social</FONT> <BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; Network Analysis is the winner =
> among all=20
>     the various </FONT><BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; contenders for the</FONT> =
> <BR><FONT=20
>     size=3D2>&gt; title of&nbsp; "Best New Technology of 2003".&nbsp; =
> Runner ups=20
>     include </FONT><BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; 64-bit chips,</FONT> =
> <BR><FONT=20
>     size=3D2>&gt; micro harddrives, and Voice Over Internet =
> Protocols.&nbsp; In=20
>     the </FONT><BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; center of the</FONT> <BR><FONT =
> size=3D2>&gt;=20
>     fold out page containing the article about SNA there is a =
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> containing non=20
>     other than Stan Wasserman's smiling face.&nbsp; </FONT><BR><FONT =
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>     Indeed, his is</FONT> <BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; the best&nbsp; picture =
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> <BR><FONT=20
>     size=3D2>&gt; no short historical take is perfect.&nbsp; Lin, when =
> is your=20
>     book </FONT><BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; coming out? We</FONT> <BR><FONT=20
>     size=3D2>&gt; need it ? quickly.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt; =
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>     size=3D2>&gt; -David</FONT> <BR><FONT size=3D2>&gt;=20
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