***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** of course, for those Socnet folks who still remember books, definitions of relationships, nodes, ties, et al. were copiously covered in Wasserman & Faust; Berkowitz; Scott; Wellman & Berkowitz; Harrison-White. I am fascinated by how often people don't bother to check published stuff before they ask questions or offer answers. I close with another nostalgic thought from Laugh-In: "Look It Up in Your Funk & Wagnalls!" and that ain't a URL. C many of u n SFO (@ ASAs). Barry _____________________________________________________________________ Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto 455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162 To network is to live; to live is to network _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.