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A really nice set of short papers, including NetLab's summary of how 
Networked Researchers operate, with implications for Networked Work.

    Barry Wellman

     A vision is just a vision if it's only in your head
     Step by step, link by link, putting it together
                   Streisand/Sondheim
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    NetLab Network                 FRSC                      INSNA Founder
    http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman           twitter: @barrywellman
    NETWORKED: The New Social Operating System  Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman
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> See below and http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/index#more5.
> 
> 
> *Do workers now see taking big risks as the only way to get ahead?  *
> 
> *What is the impact of the high-stakes technology startup culture on the
> rest of the U.S. economy? *
> 
> *What lessons do the trends in media and communication jobs teach us about
> the future of work? *
> 
> Edited by Laura Robinson, Gina Neff, and Jeremy Schulz, this *Special
> Section on Venture Labor *begins to answer these and other timely questions
> about work and workers today.
> 
> 
> 
> A broad-ranging group of international scholars explores the concept of
> venture labor from multiple perspectives. Venture labor is the explicit
> expression of entrepreneurial values by non-entrepreneurs. As contributors
> argue, venture labor leads to the normalization of risk-taking in work,
> even when the odds are long and the winners are few. Nonetheless, a spirit
> of risk-taking, once seen as restricted to technology start-ups, now
> attracts workers across many industries willing to forgo the benefits and
> safety nets of traditional employment in exchange for new risks and
> opportunities.
> 
> 
> 
> Venture labor contributes to the shift of risk away from the social
> collectivity to the individual. This collection of essays covers venture
> labor phenomena including self-branding, social media professional
> marketing, entrepreneurial journalism, anytime-anywhere work,
> entrepreneurial self-actualization, crowdsourcing, and labor on ‘spec’ 
> and
> other unpaid labor are all part of the venture labor trend covered in.
> 
> 
> 
> The Special Section brings together voices from multiple social science
> perspectives including communication, sociology, and media studies, with
> contributions from *Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Alice E. Marwick, Nicole
> S. Cohen, C.W. Anderson, Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Enda Brophy, Gina Neff,
> Paul Hirsch, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Ofer Sharone, Barry Wellman, Dimitrina
> Dimitrova, Tsahi Hayat, Guang Ying Mo, Beverly Wellman, and Antonio
> Casilli. *Together, these contributors grapple with the power of
> contradictory forces remaking the workplaces of the 21st century.
> 
> 
> 
> We invite you to read these 14 essays that published in the *International
> Journal of Communication* on May 10, 2017 at *ijoc.org
> <http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/index>.*
> 
> ________________________________________________________________
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> 
> *Larry Gross                                                  Arlene Luck*
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> *Editor                                                           Managing
> Editor*
> *Laura Robinson, Gina Neff, Jeremy Schulz*
> *Guest Editors*

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