Affinity: Metcalfe’s Law 2.0

There’s been an interesting flurry around Metcalfe’s Law, its validity and its currency, particularly as it applies to social networks. Bob himself has weighed in on Mike Hirshlands blog. Read the whole shebang if you wish or get the takeout:

… to understand the value of a social network we need to consider not just the number of users but also the affinity between the members of the network.


10 responses to “Affinity: Metcalfe’s Law 2.0

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  2. Nick – indeed this is the point and I believe Bob takes things one step further with his comment that it’s not just about the scale, but also about the relativity or affinity.

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