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its important perhaps to clarify at some point that the 'computational
ability ' to analyse them was not just a matter of cpu power increase, but
also the appropriate scaling of statistical and computer science methods to
cope with large datasets.


On 14 June 2013 20:53, Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Science 14 June 2013:
> Vol. 340 no. 6138 pp. 1272-1272
> DOI:10.1126/science.340.6138.**1272
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> Network analysis blossomed well before the physicists came lately to the
> field in the 1990s.  By the 1970s, social network analysis had a
> professional society with 700 members and a lively annual conference in the
> U.S. or Europe. Much good research, theorizing and methods were done,
> resulting in the current NSA activity, for better or worse. The key as you
> note, was the recent development of big data sets and computational ability
> to analyze them.
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