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In this video, Wander reflects on how social computation helps in our understanding of the different social phenomena that happen in networks.

In this concluding video, Wander explains the value of social computation in understanding network dynamics. Processes such as opinion dynamics, polarisation and innovation diffusion can be better understood by experimenting with the dynamics using computational simulations. This may help in the identification of strategies to mitigate problems, such as societal conflict, or the spreading of environmentally benign behaviours. Wander concludes with remarks on the deeply networked nature of life on Earth.

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Social Network Analysis: The Networks Connecting People

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