Large-scale structural organization of social networks

A E Motter, T Nishikawa, Ying-Cheng Lai

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The characterization of large-scale structural organization of social networks is an important interdisciplinary problem. We show, by using scaling analysis and numerical computation, that the following factors are relevant for models of social networks: the correlation between friendship ties among people and the position of their social groups, as well as the correlation between the positions of different social groups to which a person belongs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036105
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003


  • small-world networks
  • complex networks


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