***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Woo! Woo! Congratulations. John On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 4:43 PM, Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Unexpected, and overwhelming. What an honour and what company to keep. > > > 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 $14 Kindle $16 > Old/NewCyberTimes http://bit.ly/c8N9V8 > ________________________________________________________________________ > > Network Theorist Barry Wellman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from > the Oxford Internet Institute > (text for OII Awards website) > > Professor Barry Wellman, co-director of NetLab at the Faculty of > Information (iSchool) of the University of Toronto, has been awarded an OII > Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his extraordinary record of > scholarship in social network theory and Internet research which has > contributed so much to our understanding of life online. > > A Canadian-American sociologist, his overarching interest is in the > paradigm shift from group-centered relations to networked individualism. > His research examines virtual community, the virtual workplace, social > support, community, kinship, friendship, and social network theory and > methods. His methodological contributions have been for the analysis of > ego-centered or "personal" networks - defined from the standpoint of an > individual. This calls for somewhat different techniques than the more > common social network practice of analysing a single large network. > > Barry Wellman said "I am deeply honoured by this. And want to pay tribute > to the many NetLab members - and Networked co-author Lee Rainie - who have > been my wonderful intellectual playmates through the years." > > OII Acting Director, Dr Victoria Nash said "Barry Wellman's approach to > studying the networks that connect us as individuals has had a profound > effect on the field of Internet research, reflected in much of the work of > our colleagues and students. We are delighted to honour his contribution > today. " > > The top-cited Canadian sociologist, Wellman's current work continues to > focus on the interplay between information and communication technologies, > especially the Internet, social relations and social structure. He was > elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007. > > The award will be presented on 7th November in Oxford, at an awards dinner > and ceremony that also includes Lifetime Achievement awards for Sir Tim > Berners Lee and Dame Stephanie Shirley. > > _____________________________________________________________________ > 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. > -- John McCreery The Word Works, Ltd., Yokohama, JAPAN Tel. +81-45-314-9324 [log in to unmask] http://www.wordworks.jp/ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.