Lavish Analysis Of Weak Ties

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INSERT OR START TYPING YOUR ASSIGNMENT FROM THIS POINT (Page 2). Introduction and summary of the article A considerable literature has grown up around the theme of weak ties during the past few decades. Society is constructed by social networks with great complexity. This inherent complexity comes from the dynamic interactions of people. The intensity of these interactions varies when concerning different people. Connections of close friends, families and neighbours are usually strong while those of acquaintances with few opportunities to see can be relatively weak. Large numbers of researches have been done to study strong or weak interpersonal relationships. However, no conclusive analysis has been done to link interpersonal…show more content…
The author studies weak ties which is invisible and untouchable. Weak ties are relationships which are carried by individuals, as a result, study objects are individuals, cliques, clusters and communities ontologically. Assumptions made related to study objects should be ontological assumptions (Granovetter 1973). In this situation, ontological assumptions are about how the key terms relating to weak ties are defined. The author is quite reductionism when giving definition and building models. Reductionists always simplify social concepts to a more basic discipline. In the first part, He clarifies that, 4 elements, which are the amount of time, the emotional intensity, the intimacy and the reciprocal services together make the definition of strength of ties. It is hard to explain the abstract word “strength”, strength of ties is even more complex, however, complexity of this definition is reduced by introducing 4 notions into it. A mathematic model is created in part 2 “weak ties in diffusion process”. The author uses this model to construct the hypothesis of weak ties and local bridges more precisely. To explain those abstract concepts explicitly, a concept of bridge is created to explain how the information flow from one person to another. “Bridge provides the only path between two points.” Thus, information and influence of a person can be delivered to another person indirectly through bridges (Granovetter 1973). Letters

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