***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Yes. Even with great data for an on-line community [the network map I linked to several weeks ago on SOCNET] we do not have insights into the other channels -- private email, phone, F2F, small groups, etc. I remember some research a while back on how good of an estimate for total comm could be mined by just looking at on-line comm. So maybe if X and Y have a strong tie on-line it can be predicted that they have a strong tie overall??? Anyone have + or - research on that? Valdis On Jan 15, 2007, at 10:04 AM, Gould N (HESAS - WIHSC) wrote: > Given the comment from Valdis on 'back channel emails', identifying > opinion leadership from available-to-all communications may well > prove problematic - perhaps even plain wrong. > > > > best to all, > > nick _____________________________________________________________________ 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.