***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** "apologies for cross-posting" is one of the most frequent messages I see online when someone posts a notice of a conference or a book. I hope that we social networkers never ever say that -- as long as we are posting to several lists germanely. The apology basically implies that people live their lives encapsulated in one group. But we networkers, of all people, should know that people have multiple connections to multiple networks. So to reach them, you gotta cross-post! PS: While I am venting, someone published news of a revised social network product the other day. I was amazed when someone I had never heard of on this list wrote in to denounce the poster. I do not adminster this list, but I was in on the founding, and it has always been our practice for people to post -- once -- news about new SNA products, books/articles, conferences. It's called information. To be sure, one guy drove us nuts with multiple postings, but that can -- and was -- dealt with. Barry, INSNA founder _____________________________________________________________________ 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.