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1. Homogeneous or heterogeneous? Homogeneous Network Effects

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1. Homogeneous or heterogeneous?
Homogeneous
Composed of similar types of nodes
Heterogeneous
Skype is an example of a homogeneous
network where most of the value is
derived from a single class of users, all
interested in placing a phone call
Composed of different types of nodes
OpenTable is an example of a
heterogeneous network with two distinct
categories of participants: one side is
restaurants, the other side is diners
Image source (Skype): http://letsbytecode.com/security/skype-the-phantom-menace/

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