Link: No Need to Re-Invent the Sociological Wheel

File this under *no need to re-invent basic social science (or natural science or humanistic scholarship for that matter)*: it turns out that all the grand pronouncements about changes to human socialization are, first, just that, grand pronouncements, and, second, often get the basic social science wrong. In an [article on Medium][], Zeynep Tufekci sets the record straight on the matter of primary, or strong, ties and secondary, or weak, ties and their role in how humans negotiate their relationships with other humans.

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