@suetanvil By your definitions, a set based social network leads to binary inclusion-exclusion, in that you are either connected or not. A graph based social network allows properties to be set on the edge, i.e. symmetric or assymmetric follow, or a potential gradient of intimacy http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/08/intimacy_gradie.html . Graph thinking may be better for piecemeal growth http://wiki.c2.com/?PiecemealGrowth . Still, a city is not a tree http://coevolving.com/blogs/index.php/archive/pattern-manual-for-service-systems-thinking/
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