***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Yeah good points... always struggling with questions like that in consulting gigs also... other $64K question is where do you draw the border?! I am hoping the on-line researchers pipe up... I'm sure I saw something on on SOCNET a while back... Valdis On Jan 15, 2007, at 4:10 PM, Joshua O'Madadhain wrote: > Valdis: > > What you suggest is an interesting direction for research...but not > very well formulated, because "strong tie overall" is not > well-defined. In order to investigate it, you'd have to figure out > what you meant by that phrase. (Preferably, of course, in a > non-ad-hoc manner; it's very easy to come up with a definition like "A > and B have a strong tie overall if they are tied in k out of n > networks", but that just begs the question (among others) of how you > pick k in a principled fashion.) > > Joshua > > On 1/15/07, Valdis Krebs <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> ***** 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. >> > > > -- > email@example.com...................www.ics.uci.edu/ > ~jmadden > Joshua O'Madadhain: Information Scientist, Musician, Philosopher- > At-Tall > It's that moment of dawning comprehension that I live for. -- Bill > Watterson > My opinions are too rational and insightful to be those of any > organization. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.