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You've probably heard (ad nauseum) my mantra that "a computer network is a
social network." (Altho purists point out that computer networks really
Support social networks.)
It's been officially blessed now by the Vogue magazine of the info age.
There's a paragraph quote from me about Friendster-like social network
software in _Wired_, Jan 04, p. 64. Also a para. from Howard Rheingold
(love his _Smart Mobs_) and the CEO of _Tribe_ social network software.
It's interesting that while all of 3 us like the idea of the software,
none of us do the hype that Wired is infamous for.
Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto
455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162
To network is to live; to live is to network
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