***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Many CITASA and SOCNET folks have met Prof Kakuko Miyata (Meiji Kakuin University) over the years. I deeply regret that she died yesterday after a long bout with cancer. We knew it was coming, but still is a shock. Miyata-sensei was an early social network analyst in Japan and probably the first to study the internet and society, with an article in Haythornthwaite-Wellman, The Internet in Everyday Life. She also collaborated with many NetLabbers a decade ago: Barry Wellman, Anabel Quan-Haase, Jeffrey Boase, Wenhong Chen, Keith Hampton, Isabel Diaz de Isla and Kakuko Miyata. 2003. "The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism." Journal of Computer Mediated Communication 8, 3 (April): http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol8/issue3/wellman.html Prof Miyata spent a fair amount of time in North America, based at the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto, between 2002 and 2005. She also was a wonderful host to me, Bev Wellman, Bonnie Erickson and Jeff Boase. She and her students were currently writing an article for the special issue on Social Networks of East Asia of the American Behavioral Scientist. I hope that they will finish it as a memorial to her. In addition to her achivements, we will remember Kakuko for the depth of her character, her wonderful smile, and her wisdom. In all senses, she was one of the loveliest persons I have ever met. We all LOVED Kakuko. And will never forget her. She leaves behind her daughter Maki Ikeda, finishing her doctorate in social psychology, and her long time spouse, political scientist Ken'ichi Ikeda Barry Wellman _______________________________________________________________________ NetLab FRSC INSNA Founder Faculty of Information (iSchool) 611 Bissell Building 140 St. George St. University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 3G6 http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman twitter: @barrywellman NSA/CSEC: Canadian and American citizen NETWORKED:The New Social Operating System. Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman MIT Press http://amzn.to/zXZg39 Print $20 Kindle $16 Old/NewCyberTimes http://bit.ly/c8N9V8 ________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.