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The network is personal : Introduction to a special issue of Social Networks

@inproceedings{SmithLovin2007TheNI,
  title={The network is personal : Introduction to a special issue of Social Networks},
  author={Lynn Smith-Lovin},
  year={2007}
}
We practice personal network analysis every day. Each of us is the center of our own universe. We know who our friends are, how they are connected to each other, and what kinds of sociability, help, and information they might provide—from the 1–5 very strong ties that we feel closest with to the 200–2000 acquaintances whom we barely know (Boissevain, 1974; Wellman, 1979; Bernard et al., 1984; McCarty et al., 2001; McPherson et al., 2006). We reckon what network capital is available from people… 
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