***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Valdis Krebs (@valdiskrebs in Twitter-speak) notes that Marin-Wellman's intro paper for the SNA Handbook has gone "wildy wiral" since being mentioned on a Tweet. (I'm tempted to put "RT" before the last sentence which as all Tweeps know, means ReTweet -- i.e. re-broadcast to one's list of Twitter followers). Valdis modestly doesn't mention that he, himself, had something to do with this mini-surge (we're still not a hot Trending Topic, unlike the Jonas Brothers). Even more so was danah boyd (@zephoria), as one of the neat things about Twitter is that you can sorta track how people got their info. danah has more than 12K Twitter followers, as compared to my 400+ and valdis' 2200. Size matters! And interest in the field -- danah's audience includes a lot of online social media folks who seem to have an interest in social network Analysis. And so possibly does centrality. The RT's boosted my Follower count from just over 400 to 468 in less than a day. I assume I'll lose much of these as they realize that I am NOT filled with daly gems. Readers of SocNet will also note that I posted a similar announcement on this list, but it is much harder to track the extent to which it had an impact or was reposted. And Most Importantly, credit mostly goes to first author *** Alexandra Marin *** (@alimarin) who wrote (90%+) the thing, with my editorial kibbitzing and polishing. Some RTs name me 1st, unfortunately, which probably fits some Robert Merton principle about how Old Farts get undue credit. Credit too to Handbook of Social Network Analysis coeditor Peter Carrington for being wise and supportive. I expect the Handbook will be great. Not to overly hog space, if you missed yesterday's post, and want to see the article itself, it is on my website, in draft form: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman/publications/newbies/newbies.pdf Barry Wellman _______________________________________________________________________ S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388 University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-3963 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php _______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.