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Fractal theory has brought out that in many natural systems, the
system's pattern of organization is constant over a certain range in
scale but changes at particular threshold points.  Has anyone
experimented with the idea that patterns of social networks are likewise
constant over a certain range of scale (e.g., within groups ranging from
5 to 500 members) but change at particular threshold points (at
approximately 500 members, in the previous example)?


Doug Fraiser

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