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CCK11 The law of re-distribution

February 20, 2011

The power law operating in networks is an observation that autonomous, diverse social networks tend towards uneven distributions.  This observation can be colloquially expressed as:

Shirky’s Law:   Freedom of Choice Makes Stars Inevitable

The re-distribution law is an observation that the distribution in social networks is not static and is affected by the natality effect.  This observation can be colloquially expressed as:

Ken’s Law:     Stars die, and new ones are born

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