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Ben Veenhof is with the Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division at Statistics Canada. Barry Wellman is with NetLab at the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Bernie Hogan, formerly of NetLab, is now with the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Carsten Quell is now with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. At the time that this article was written, he was with the Policy Research Group at the Department of Canadian Heritage. Views expressed in this paper are strictly those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Statistics Canada, the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, the University of Toronto or the Oxford Internet Institute.
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