The Stronger the Tie Between Two Individuals, the More Overlap They Have in Friendship Circles

Given two people and a set of all persons with ties to either of them, the stronger the tie between the two people the more overlap exists between their friendship circles. Put another way, overlap between two networks is least when there is no tie between those two people.

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  • All Bridges Are Weak Ties

    When it comes to network diffusion of information or influence, all bridges (a line in a network graph that represents the only connection between two points) are weak ties.