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Network distributions and hubs

In this video Wander Jager introduces hubs.

In this video Wander Jager explains that with the rise of agricultural society, cities emerged and the total size of the networks became larger than the original small tribes humans were living in. An important observation is that these larger societies also gave rise to people having many contacts, such as queens and priests. These so-called hubs can have a strong impact on network dynamics.

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