***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Joshua, I agree with you. I just wanted to point out that this was not their comprehensive site. Cheers! Erin Cassidy tel/tél: 990-9272 | fax/télécopieur: 941-0986 [log in to unmask] Planning and Performance Management | Planification et gestion du rendement National Research Council Canada | M58, 1200 Montreal RoadConseil national de recherches Canada | M58 1200, chemin Montréal Ottawa, Canada K1A 0R6 -----Original Message----- From: Joshua O'Madadhain [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: January 4, 2005 2:53 PM To: Cassidy, Erin Cc: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [SOCNET] wikipedia vs. simple wikipedia On 4 Jan 2005, at 9:57, Cassidy, Erin wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > A humbly submitted clarification regarding wikipedia's inaccurate > description of SNA. The previous email referred to the definition at > this > URL: > http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network > > The simple in the URL indicates that this is not the standard > Wikipedia. > Simple English uses fewer words and easier grammar than the original > English Wikipedia. It is focused on readers who tend to be quite > different > people with different needs: students, children, and translators. From: > http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Simple_English_Wikipedia > > Wikipedia's "real" article can be found here: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network Erin: Thanks for clarifying the distinction. However, simplicity doesn't have to imply inaccuracy. (Imprecision, perhaps.) As a side note, if there are any educators that want to take a stab at the Simple version, neither its language nor its vocabulary strike me as being particularly well-suited to (younger) students or children. (How many children will recognize "contagion", "analytically", "diffusion", or "affect"?) Regards, Joshua O'Madadhain email@example.com...Obscurium Per Obscurius...www.ics.uci.edu/~jmadden Joshua O'Madadhain: Information Scientist, Musician, and Philosopher-At-Tall It's that moment of dawning comprehension that I live for--Bill Watterson My opinions are too rational and insightful to be those of any organization. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.