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Using Mathematics to Untangle Facebook, Decode Congress


May 13, 2010

social network Networks permeate modern life, from Facebook to political allegiances. Now University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have developed a new technique for examining networks to help identify patterns of community structures and see how connections evolve. A paper describing their research appears in the May 14, 2010 edition of the journal Science. Full Story

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