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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
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"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.

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"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, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction. The new social operating system of 'networked individualism' liberates us from the restrictions of tightly knit groups; it also requires us to develop networking skills and strategies, work on maintaining ties, and balance multiple overlapping networks. Rainie and Wellman outline the 'triple revolution' that has brought on this transformation: the rise of social networking, the capacity of the Internet to empower individuals, and the always-on connectivity of mobile devices. Drawing on extensive evidence, they examine how the move to networked individualism has expanded personal relationships beyond households and neighborhoods; transformed work into less hierarchical, more team-driven enterprises; encouraged individuals to create and share content; and changed the way people obtain information. Rainie and Wellman guide us through the challenges and opportunities of living in the evolving world of networked individuals."--Jacket.
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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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