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Then lets stick to the SNA roots and how its defined in anthropology,
sociology and behaviour sciences as much as possible until the fad-dust
Valdis Krebs wrote:
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> For those frustrated with this discussion... it gets worse!
> I just returned from a business conference where the terms "social
> network(s)" and "social networking" seemed to be morphing every
> hour. I think most of the business execs left that conference very
> confused and thinking that social networks were invented only a few
> years ago when MySpace and Facebook crawled out of the ocean. I
> tried to bring a voice of reason/perspective/history to the
> discussion but fear I was out-numbered by the "Web 2.0 uber alles"
> And another thing... "social network analysis" is now "social
> networkING analysis". ;-)
> On Apr 17, 2008, at 3:01 AM, Loet Leydesdorff wrote:
>>> I won't elaborate here, but I reject the thesis that social
>>> categories have
>>> any meaning independent of the social relations which they
>>> both represent and shape.
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Carl Nordlund, BA, PhD student
Human Ecology Division, Lund university
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