Lot of confusion about weak ties vs. stnorg ties on the net these days! You and Jennifer are both right partially. The key is the HETEROgenuity of ties, not their WEAKness that matters (weak ties and diverse/heterogenous ties just correlate higher so people assume they are the same, or one causes the other). Weak ties do help expand your network network and discover new info info/opinions/knowledge that's the good news. The bad news is that you often need the benefit of stnorg ties to transfer that knowledge (utilize it effectively in your context) into your project.Often the best ties are FORMER stnorg ties that now play/work in a different part of the network i.e. college roommate who works in in a different region/industry than you, who you still highly trust/understand (stnorg tie benefit) and yet is in a different network than you, hearing different info/opinions/interpretations than you (weak tie benefit).Look for that killer combination of stnorg/weak tie in your network! Or more likely, reactivate those dormant ties, that can now bring you the power of stnorg/weak in one link!
AYNeBMLVRGbRblfj, 2012-01-11 04:15
Free knowledge like this doesn't just help, it promtoe democracy. Thank you.