So, you want to learn about Social Network Theory!
Sick and tired of that horrible left-out feeling you get at dinner parties, or down the pub, when your friends start discussing Social Network Theory and you can only nod and pretend to know what they are talking about, burning with the inner shame of your own ignorance (if only your parents had allowed you to read Mark Buchanan!).
Sicken no more.
All you need to know (and more!) is available now, right here at your fingertips!
Imagine the warm glow of strongly-reciprocated* first zone mutuality that will be yours as you confidently reveal that your favourite online hangout (that would be StumbleUpon) is largely homophily based in nature, and consists of many wonderful dense islands of heavily flow inter-related clusters, in a beautiful green sea of outliers.
Just think of how many members of your preferred gender for intimate interpersonal relationships you will be able to attract with wittily flirtatious banter referencing loose-coupling and chat up lines such as: “Hey Babe, wanna come back to my place and conduct practical research into the implications of George Herbert Mead’s symbolic interactionism? I have textured graph paper!”
What are you waiting for, take a taste and you may find you just can’t stop munching on those delicious chocolaty hypotheses.
…And an hour from now you may well be wondering why you ever feared tackling it, and how on earth you lived without it.
* Remember this concept, if the beneficent stars are amenable we may be covering it further in a future blog entry on Game Theory.