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Scientists May Have Decoded Your Social Circle

Researchers studying the shape of our social networks make some startling findings.

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Why Some Communities Foster More Entrepreneurs Than Others

Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.

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Now We Can Actually Count and Track the 'Familiar Strangers' in Our Lives

That person you often see on the bus? Scientists are pinpointing exactly how often you're running into them.

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How Twitter Is Changing the Geography of Communication

New research suggests that location plays a smaller role now in who we talk to and what we talk about.

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Solo Drivers Say They Benefit From App Communities

"Networked" commuters are reporting a more positive driving experience.

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Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

What Will Progress Look Like in the Future?

Author Steven Johnson, described by some as a "Darwin of Technology," on the future of urban innovation.

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How Facebook and Twitter Are Helping the Homeless

Connecting through social networks can make it easier to be homeless and easier to escape homelessness.