Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wonderful Network Connectedness Piece

Very cool NYT graphics summarizing U.S. Facebook network connectedness.  Check it out:

They get the same result that Kamil Yilmaz and I have gotten for years in our analyses of economic and financial network connectedness:  There is a strong "gravity effect" -- that is, even in the electronic age, physical proximity is the key ingredient to network relationships. See for example:

Maybe not as surprising for facebook friends as for financial institutions (say).  But still...