***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** As a frequent poster to Socnet, I am used to getting "Out of office" autoreplies from some of the 1800+ list members. But I started musing about their source today. Almost all come from Europe, with more than half coming from .nl (Netherlands). The others are 2 corporate (1 big/1 small), and one US military (who gave me her entire work schedule in an auto-reply -- she should be reported to Homeland Security;-) Anyway, I believe that there are national (Dutch), regional (Western europe) and work milieu regularities into who bothers with autoreply. Almost no North American academics -- the majority of this list -- that I know bother. Barry _____________________________________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.