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Homeland Security, Networks, and Accountability

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Social networks guru Valdis Krebs has written an analysis which purports to show that creating a single intelligence czar is less efficient in terms of getting intelligence to the President than leaving the stove pipes … Continue reading

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It's a Small Campus After All

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Gilad Ravid and Sheizaf Rafaeli’s new piece in FirstMonday, “Asynchronous Discussion Groups as Small World and Scale Free Networks“, analyzes a voluntary learning community that develops on a university’s LMS. These are all students who … Continue reading

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overstated: Weblogs and authority

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) In the Overstated weblog (great name, by the way), Cameron Marlow suggests that blogrolls are proxies for popularity while links directly from a blog post to a permalink of another blog are proxies for influence. … Continue reading

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Weblog Audience-Building and the Strength of Weak Ties

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) One of the challenges you face when you start a new weblog is attracting an audience. Who is going to gather the pearls of wisdom that you offer to the world? It’s not that hard … Continue reading

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Informational Cascades, Network Theory, and Behavioral Economics

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) Stephen Downes’ mention of my article on informational cascades (thanks for the plug, Stephen) led me to his post in the trdev discussion group. He writes: In network theory, ‘groupthink’ is an instance of what … Continue reading

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