***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** there's a summary of the 2001 study at new scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns9999913 (called, "six degrees of copulation" - actually a very serious piece) not sure to what degree the researchers were modeling the network when they were studying the spread of disease within a small community, but interesting, there is an online networking parody site that is actually attempting to do this as well, primarily in the us... at any rate, if anybody knows more about this, i'd be particularly curious to know how results were applied (e.g. did they really work with physicians to identify and communicate with the 'most likely hubs' for transmission of std's, or did this remain a dream?) -dave David Carpe, Principal & Founder Clew, LLC E: [log in to unmask] W: 781.674.2539 <http://www.clew.us/>www.clew.us ***Internet Email Confidentiality Footer*** Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of my firm shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.