***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Param, Mailing lists as a whole are very difficult to use as a proxy for communications within a group, because of the huge amount of interpersonal connections that happen behind the scenes (private replies not on the list, for instance) that are not captured in the archives you have available to you. This is more true on mailing lists than it is on systems like Livejournal or most older bulletin-board style tools where there is not an easy one-click 'reply to sender' button built into the interface. I would hazard a guess that less than half of most traffic surrounding a mailing list is captured by any archive of it, the rest happening off-list or in other interpersonal media. Indeed this is a source of divisiveness on some groups & leads to mailing lists dividing into two parts as the off-topic communications gets more interesting than the nominal on-topic discussion. thanks Ed On 10/24/05, Param Singh <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Dear Socnettters, > I am studying the Listservs as useful mediums for information exchange. Are > there any network measures that could possiblly characterise how well the > subscibers of a listserv are interconnected by using the email data? Could > you please guide me to any references. > Thanks in advance. > Param > ----------------------------------------------------------- > Param Vir Singh > Doctoral Student > Management Science (IS) > University of Washington Business School > University of Washington, Seattle > Phone: (206)-616-9705 Fax:(206)-543-3968 > http://students.washington.edu/psidhu > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > -- Edward Vielmetti in Ann Arbor, MI 48104 +1 734 276 5910 [log in to unmask] http://www.vacuumgroup.com _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.