apophenia: Would the real social network please stand up?
A call for more rigour in Social Network Analysis by danah boyd.
"There are great ways to empirically test this hypothesis involving the combination of structural analysis and interviewing. But you cannot simply assume that they are meaningful proxies just because they are both social networks."
"Increasingly, I see sociologists and computer scientists and mathematician and economists outright dismiss work outside of their field as "wrong." I think that part of the problem is that we’re each failing to account for what we can and cannot say based on the types of analysis we’re doing."