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I'm interested in how the use of advanced technologies:
1) changes what we can learn from SNA ("diagnostic aspect") and
2) changes how we can leverage or intervene in social networks
Also, what new issues and implications arise when using advanced technology
to support social network analysis or activity?
For example, when we start using electronic "email-sniffing bots" or
wearable tracking devices, instead of pen&paper surveys, to capture social
network data, we're probably able to get different and/or more
comprehensive data but what additional issues and concerns are at stake?
In this connection, I'm also thinking of computer-based social network
applications designed to achieve specific intentions/outcomes - e.g.
LinkedIn (career networking), Friendster (dating, social activity), etc.
Possible issues associated with this tech-enabled trend include privacy
concerns, data management (volume) concerns, concerns re personal vs.
corporate ownership of thoughts, ideas and activities, etc.
I'd be grateful for help from list members in identifying articles, papers
and other resources that raise and/or address these issues in any fashion.
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