***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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 455 Spadina Avenue Room 418 Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-7162 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php 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"? http://tinyurl.com/37baon _____________________________________________________________________ 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.