***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Is anything wrong with these conclusions from a SNA perspective? Are there multiple scenarios to their question of "WHY??" > He used as an example the data from ‘a mobile network we have access > to’ – since he chose not to obscure the numbers we know it’s > Indonesia-based – and explained that calls from the entire network > of 50 million subscribers had been processed, over a period of two > weeks, to produce a database of eight billion or so ‘events’. > Everyone on a network, he said, is part of a group; most groups talk > to other groups, creating a spider’s web of interactions. Of the 50 > million subscribers ThorpeGlen processed, 48 million effectively > belonged to ‘one large group’: they called one another, or their > friends called friends of their friends; this set of people was > dismissed. A further 400,000 subscriptions could be attributed to a > few large ‘nodes’, with numbers belonging to call centres, shops and > information services. The remaining groups ranged in size from two > to 142 subscribers. Members of these groups only ever called each > other – clear evidence of antisocial behaviour – and, in one extreme > case, a group was identified in which all the subscribers only ever > called a single number at the centre of the web. This section of the > ThorpeGlen presentation ended with one word: ‘WHY??’ > > Once you’ve found your terrorist... -- quoted from http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n16/soar01_.html > alchemy -- > 1. A medieval chemical philosophy having as its asserted aims the > transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of the > panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of longevity. > 2. A seemingly magical power or process of transmuting -- quoted from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/alchemy Valdis _____________________________________________________________________ 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.