***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** As the subject of distance networks has come up, let me take the opportunity to suggest that the distances be logged for regression types of analysis. (I use log10). That is because the increment of a unit at greater distances isn't as important as at closer distances. That is, a unit increase to 2 km from 1 is much more important for contact, collaboration and support than a unit increase to 2001 im from 2000. The proof is in the pudding and the writing. Ever since the Community Question paper (1979), the regressions are mor powerful when logged. This includes studies of internet communication and networked organizations. Nevertheless, YMMV (literally LOL) Barry Wellman _______________________________________________________________________ S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388 University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-3963 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php _______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.