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This reminds me of the 1960s when standard regression analysis was going
to predict all deviance. Fortunately, there were enough noise (especially
false positives) that it never got traction. Similarly, the approach
advocated here would snowball into everybody being in the dragnet, within
one or two steps. However, just to be sure, I am going to be very nice to
a person I know who talks lots to the Homeland folks.

 Barry Wellman

  S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC              NetLab Director
  Centre for Urban & Community Studies           University of Toronto
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         Elvis wouldn't be singing "Return to Sender" these days

> Date:    Sat, 1 Sep 2007 11:09:46 -0400
> From:    Valdis Krebs <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: SNA and the end of democracy
> Here is an extreme view of SNA and its power.  Unfortunately this is
> not a lone voice.  I have encountered several similar views over the
> past year. What's next?  A Hollywood movie with SNA as the evil
> technology?  An episode of "24"?

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