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NetworksAn Introduction$
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Mark Newman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206650

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206650.001.0001

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Networks of information

Networks of information

A description of networks of information or data, with a particular focus on the World Wide Web and citation networks

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(p.63) Chapter 4 Networks of information
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Networks
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M. E. J. Newman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206650.003.0004

This chapter focuses on information networks, consisting of items of data linked together in some way. Information networks are all, so far as we know, man-made, with perhaps the best known example being the World Wide Web. There are also some networks which could be considered information networks but which also have social aspects to them. Examples include networks of email communications, networks on social-networking websites such as Facebook or LinkedIn, and networks of weblogs and online journals.

Keywords:   information networks, World Wide Web, citation networks, email, Facebook

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