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Hello SOCNET,

I am looking for research on the common social dynamic known as the "telephone game" — a message is told and re-told, becoming more and more distorted with each re-telling.  Specifically, is there telephone game research from a social network analysis perspective?
* Does network density and clustering coefficient matter?
* How do “bridges” and “hubs” affect the message flow?
* How distorted does a message get with each re-telling? 
   - interested in verbal/written interaction between people, not the forwarding of a static document or email along a chain

I have found research from a psychological and neuroscience perspective, but nothing from a network analysis perspective.

Any pointers, ideas?

Thank you,

Valdis

Valdis Krebs
Orgnet, LLC
http://orgnet.com

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