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Pre-field
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To introduce the idea of social network analysis, author imagines a hypothetical group of people: Shul, Leon, Chanel, and Tavon. The networked anthropology involves the production of media in multiple forms not just the observation and interview data that most ethnographers collect. One of the reasons for doing social network analysis in a networked anthropology is to identify and ameliorate these inequalities, especially where structural holes are linked to limited access to resources or communications. One of the advantages of using social network analysis software is that one can perform some automatic computations on their network that can give them additional insights. For choosing a social networking platform activity, one should tour various social networking site (SNS) platforms and take notes on the issues such as terms of service; privacy; structure and access and searchability. One of the more encouraging developments in SNS platforms is the rapid growth of non-English, non-Western platforms.