***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi - Locavores are an exponent of the internationally recognized Slow Food movement. Int'l: http://www.slowfood.com/ USA: http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ Slow Foods may be a better starting point for a 'bounded group' and federated, distributed networks. "... estimates as to the prevalence of the locavores phenomenon..." Ironically, my personal awareness of locavores, then call eating locally, originated from the Toronto network and Ontario communities around 2004. Check -- http://toronto.foodontario.com/article.php?article=feature-locavore http://slowfood.to/ I predict you will find widespread, robust and flourishing network patterns and structures. Remember, like so many good things, the worldwide industrial food establishment, the global transportation complex, packagers, supermarkets, fast foodies, etc., would very much prefer and have taken steps to keep Slow Foods and the locavore movement away from, "the general population." -j John Maloney The Future of Networks Mail: http://1id.com/=jheuristic Web: http://www.futureofnetworks.com Blog: http://networksingularity.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/jheuristic Tel: 415.902.9676 Fax: 415.276.6074 Skype: jheuristic -----Original Message----- From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Barry Wellman Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:24 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [SOCNET] locavores as a bounded group? ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** A few peeps suggested locavores in response to my bounded group query, but we wound up not using it because no one could give estimates as to the prevalence of the locavore phenomenon. I suspect that is more widely known in the media than in the general population. Instead we used the more lurid post-apocalyptic scenario that shows up in SF, from Canticle for Leibowitz to Memories of a Survivor to Dahlgren to recent Atwoods. Also some groups that desire secrecy, altho I gather both the Taliban and the US military are pretty leaky. BTW, why is the word "locavore" rather than "locaLvore"? 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. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.