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Letters Reveal Ben Franklin's International Social Network

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Letters Reveal Ben Franklin's International Social Network

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Caroline Winterer is the principal investigator of the Benjamin Franklin Project. By using social network analysis, she is challenging accepted historical narratives about one of our founding fathers.

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They are amplifying unheard voices to the masses, revealing something new about something old, and changing the way we look at other worlds, and ourselves. Meet the recipients of the 2013 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards and witness their achievements in the fields of science, technology, arts, social progress, education, and more. From a mixed media showcase that defies convention to a new data analysis of the original social networker Ben Franklin, these breakthroughs offer a glimpse into the world of tomorrow.

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