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Ethnological Mapping of the World Wide Web

In class, we are currently discussing the structure of the World Wide Web. Maps of the WWW, as well as the strategies implemented by search engines, use hyperlinks between websites to measure importance and connectivity. These methods weight a node’s (website’s) prominence by how many links are directed towards them. Mapping internet usage, often done by methods […]

The Brexit: A Voluntary Relinquishing of Network Power

A very important concept in class this semester has been the idea of power within a network.  Nodes with many connections are seen as powerful when interacting with others as the opportunity cost of them leaving a specific relationship is much lower because they have other close connections that they can turn to.  More isolated […]

Networks in Resource Management

Natural resource management is a critical aspect of any organization’s success. The ways in which information is discovered and moves throughout a company can directly affect a company’s capability to succeed. Some of the key components of an organization’s network are heterogeneity, redundancy and adaptive capacity. Heterogeneity is a wide range in the collective knowledge […]

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