February 7, 2005
Clive Thompson points to James Moody's study of teenage sexual networking in a rural midwestern high school.
The collective behavior appears to conform to the classic social network distribution pattern: most members are concentrated in a broad central cluster linked by several prominent "connectors"; while a smaller number of outliers inhabit insular, more closely bonded groups.
Which is to say, the study confirms what anyone who went to high school already knows:
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