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Clustering and tribes

In this video we explain different networks
SPEAKER 1: In the previous, we introduced a number of basic concepts of network theory. These help us to describe and implement different network structures. We know that, for example, friends’ networks are much smaller and clustered than online networks such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The friends you physically see are much more likely to know each other than the links you have online. However, also in online environments, we see clusters emerging, such as interest groups, and teams playing online games. These smaller clustered networks are a very natural social setting for humans, as our species has lived as hunter gatherers and tribal networks for hundreds of thousands of years.
Whereas we are all online, we still tend together and chat in small, family like groups. As you can see, around here, in the park.
These networks typically are highly connected, and some very clustered families will exist in the wider tribal network. This picture shows the NetLogo tribe reconstructed for this module. What would happen in this tribe when one person contracts a virus? And how effective would social distancing be in controlling the outbreak of this virus? In the following exercise, you can test this for yourself.

In this video we explain that despite the abundance of social media, humans still have a tendency to cluster in small groups. You will also be introduced to the small tribe we use for simulation exercises.

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