***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** I haven't seen this study yet. If you are interested in sexual networks and disease transmission, Martina Morris has a new edited volume called Network Epidemiology (Oxford) that presents research experiences of major research teams in this area. The book is the product of a conference she organized - Partnerships and the Spread of HIV and Other Infections, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand back in 1998 (I think). Tony At 01:46 PM 8/26/2004 -0400, David Carpe wrote: >***** 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. Anthony Paik Assistant Professor Department of Sociology University of Iowa W140 Seashore Hall Iowa City, IA 52242-1401 Phone: 319.335.2493 Fax: 319.335.2509 _____________________________________________________________________ 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.