Why Being The Most Connected Is A Vanity Metric

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A basic pattern of network science is clustering. People tend to gravitate to clusters for a lot of reasons whether it be working in the same company or industry, living in a neighborhood, or going to the same school. These clusters get stronger as people gain mutual friendships, establish norms, and build reputations.

This clustering tendency has two consequences

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelsimmons/2013/12/03/why-being-the-most-connected-is-a-vanity-metric/2/#20b5d18b69c0

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