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Networked : the new social operating system

Author: Harrison Rainie; Barry Wellman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by endless email pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of continually arriving text messages, tweets and retweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos to post and discuss. Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harrison Rainie; Barry Wellman
ISBN: 9780262017190 0262017199 9780262526166 0262526166
OCLC Number: 754389832
Description: xiii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The triple revolution : The new social operating system of networked individualism ; The social network revolution ; The internet revolution ; The mobile revolution --
Interlude : A day in a connected life --
How networked individualism works : Networked relationships ; Networked families ; Networked work ; Networked creators ; Networked information --
Interlude: The conversation never ends --
How to operate in a networked world, now and in the future : Thriving as a networked individual ; The future of networked individualism.
Responsibility: Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman.


This work explores how social networks, the personalized internet, and always-on mobile connectivity are transforming - and expanding - social life.  Read more...
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It's easy to find rigorous science, and it's easy to find topical stuff, but it's not easy to find both at the same time! -- Shankar Vedantam NPR Science "Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman write a Read more...

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