***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello Socnetters! Quite often I happen to meet the expression "new social networks" especially in the context of the so-called "social software" (but also more generally in the area of social informatics). Sometimes it is clear that the newness here corresponds to a creation or expansion or enhancement of really new social networks (compared to allegedly more "stationary" older patterns of social relationships). However, I was wondering whether those using the term "new social networks" conceive a context or a frame of social networks superseding whatever is known in traditional structural analysis. For instance, do they mean that there is a "new structure" or/and "new opportunities" like a new social movement compared to older and more traditional forms of collective action? Best regards, --Moses M.A. Boudourides Associate Professor Department of Mathematics University of Patras 265 00 Rio-Patras Greece Tel.: +30-2610-996318 Fax: +30-2610-996318, +30-2610-992965 http://www.math.upatras.gr/~mboudour _____________________________________________________________________ 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.