***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** While not directly referring to the concept of an "old strong tie", Caroline Haythornthwaite provides the very useful concept of a latent tie. If I recall correctly, the term is used to distinguish social ties that may develop when a new media is introduced into a social system. Haythornthwaite, Caroline. 2002. “Strong, Weak, and Latent Ties and the Impact of New Media.” *The Information Society* 18 (5): 385=401. Kenny Joseph On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Valdis Krebs <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > John, > > Yeah, for the first iTunes phone (ROKR), design by committee (across > boundaries between Apple and Motorola) probably included many weak ties. > After that failure, for the iPhone, Jobs went back to his strong ties, > especially Jonathon Ive, to whom he trusted many key Apple designs. Ive in > turn had his own strong ties within team/company to execute the design. > > The iPod was also designed by strong ties within Apple and outside of > Apple... an "old strong tie" came to call on Apple -- "Hey, I have an idea." > > Hey Academics... what is an "old strong tie"??? > > Old strong tie is where A and B worked together at Company X, but now A > works at Company Y and B at Company Z (and naturally they interact less > now) and they re-connect to collaborate (re-animating their prior tie) for > a new product at Company Z. Is an old strong tie, even an inactive/dormant > strong tie, still a "strong tie"? Or does it become a "weak tie" while in > it's dormant phase??? > > Would love to hear many viewpoints on this! > > *Valdis Krebs* > *Orgnet,LLC > *Twitter: orgnet > http://orgnet.com > http://thenetworkthinkers.com > > > > On Aug 13, 2013, at 2:34 PM, John T. Maloney wrote: > > *Apple rejected the "design by committee" approach that had yielded the > Motorola ROKR E1, a largely unsuccessful collaboration with Motorola.* > > > * > * > _____________________________________________________________________ > 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.