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Net Heads

Stephen links to an interesting article – Net Heads – which explores how the small world phenomenon of social networks (i.e. we cluster in small networks, with a few connections to other networks providing the ability for information to jump from small world to small world). The discussion of synchronization caught my attention – I discussed this concept in a different context in Knowing Knowledge…random entities don’t connect, instead connections occur through an “exchange of synchronization” where we first seek to understand the nature of a network or knowledge source, and then, after similarity/compatibility has been determined, we connect. Loosely translated – my attention is heightened when I encounter discussion on subjects I’m interested in, while subjects not in my direct line of interest pass under the radar of my awareness.