From the post:
Since Prosper provides data on members and their friends who are also members, we can conduct a simple “social network” analysis. What is the value of a friend when getting approved for a loan through Prosper? I first determined how many borrowers were approved and how many borrowers were declined for a loan. Next, I determined how many approved friends each borrower had.
Moral of this story: Pick better friends.
Question: Has anyone done the same sort of analysis on arrest/conviction records? Include known children in the social network as well.
What other information would you want to bind into the social network?