Closeness Without Community

One of the most important pieces of research for understanding the world we are dealing with today was published in 1998 by Duncan Watts and Steven Strogatz. Collective Dynamics of ‘Small-world’ Networks presents a simple model for considering the impact of adding “long-range connections” into a world that is structured more-or-less like the world we’ve found ourselves in: one in which the structure of space dictates that if

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