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Is it any wonder the broadcasters are terrified...?
One of the significant paradigms that allows for an understanding of how networks of communication gain power and influence derives from Metcalfe's law.
This principle simply states that 'the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of users of the system (n2).' Now for a broader discussion we can put aside the specific mathematics of Metcalfe's Law (which are in constant debate) and instead focus on the conceptual fundamental as it relates to mass media broadcasting.
In a recent blog post Mark Cuban examines this idea in the context of video content.
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