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Despite digital revolution, distance still matters


July 2, 2018

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Even when people have well-connected social networks beyond their home cities and across state lines, they are still most frequently interacting with people who are geographically nearby. That is one of the major outcomes of an expansive, 16-month study of more than 51 million geo-tagged tweets generated by more than 1.7 million Twitter users across the United States. The study was funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation. Full Story

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