Networked

The New Social Operating System

Author: Lee Rainie,Barry Wellman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300400

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 897

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.

Networked

The New Social Operating System

Author: Harrison Rainie,Lee Rainie,Barry Wellman

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262526166

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 3929

Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that this environment makes us isolated. But Networked show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction.

Networked

The New Social Operating System

Author: Harrison Rainie,Barry Wellman

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262017190

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 6824

Looks at the way of life enabled by online social networking and mobile devices, arguing that the large, loose social circles of networked individuals allow greater opportunities and greater freedom from small-scale, tightly-knit groups.

Understanding Social Networks

Theories, Concepts, and Findings

Author: Charles Kadushin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199920818

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 8482

Despite the swift spread of social network concepts and their applications and the rising use of network analysis in social science, there is no book that provides a thorough general introduction for the serious reader. Understanding Social Networks fills that gap by explaining the big ideas that underlie the social network phenomenon. Written for those interested in this fast moving area but who are not mathematically inclined, it covers fundamental concepts, then discusses networks and their core themes in increasing order of complexity. Kadushin demystifies the concepts, theories, and findings developed by network experts. He selects material that serves as basic building blocks and examples of best practices that will allow the reader to understand and evaluate new developments as they emerge. Understanding Social Networks will be useful to social scientists who encounter social network research in their reading, students new to the network field, as well as managers, marketers, and others who constantly encounter social networks in their work.

The Social Media Reader

Author: Michael Mandiberg

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814764053

Category: Computers

Page: 289

View: 4241

With the rise of web 2.0 and social media platforms taking over vast tracts of territory on the internet, the media landscape has shifted drastically in the past 20 years, transforming previously stable relationships between media creators and consumers. The Social Media Reader is the first collection to address the collective transformation with pieces on social media, peer production, copyright politics, and other aspects of contemporary internet culture from all the major thinkers in the field. Culling a broad range and incorporating different styles of scholarship from foundational pieces and published articles to unpublished pieces, journalistic accounts, personal narratives from blogs, and whitepapers, The Social Media Reader promises to be an essential text, with contributions from Lawrence Lessig, Henry Jenkins, Clay Shirky, Tim O'Reilly, Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, and Fred von Loehmann, to name a few. It covers a wide-ranging topical terrain, much like the internet itself, with particular emphasis on collaboration and sharing, the politics of social media and social networking, Free Culture and copyright politics, and labor and ownership. Theorizing new models of collaboration, identity, commerce, copyright, ownership, and labor, these essays outline possibilities for cultural democracy that arise when the formerly passive audience becomes active cultural creators, while warning of the dystopian potential of new forms of surveillance and control.

Democratizing Innovation

Author: Eric von Hippel

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262002744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 7853

The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and public policy.

Communication Theory

Media, Technology and Society

Author: David Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 9466

`This is a very clear and concise summary of media studies, present and future. There is no other book that can both be used as a teaching tool and can help scholars organize their thinking about new media as this book can' - Steve Jones, University of Chicago This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive, media environment. The author contrasts the `first media age' of broadcast with the `second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities). The media are examined not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of medium and network forms. Holmes also explores the differences between analogue and digital cultures, and between cyberspace and virtual reality. The book serves both as an upper level textbook for New Media courses and a good general guide to understanding the sociological complexities of the modern communications environment.

Towards Sustainable Rural Regions in Europe

Exploring Inter-Relationships Between Rural Policies, Farming, Environment, Demographics, Regional Economies and Quality of Life Using System Dynamics

Author: John M. Bryden,Sophia Efstratoglou,Tibor Ferenczi,Karlheinz Knickel,Tom Johnson,Karen Refsgaard,Kenneth J. Thomson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136829091

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 1932

This book deals with an important contemporary policy issue: how best to ensure that an agriculturally-based policy can contribute to the development of rural regions.

America Calling

A Social History of the Telephone to 1940

Author: Claude S. Fischer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520915008

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 6052

The telephone looms large in our lives, as ever present in modern societies as cars and television. Claude Fischer presents the first social history of this vital but little-studied technology—how we encountered, tested, and ultimately embraced it with enthusiasm. Using telephone ads, oral histories, telephone industry correspondence, and statistical data, Fischer's work is a colorful exploration of how, when, and why Americans started communicating in this radically new manner. Studying three California communities, Fischer uncovers how the telephone became integrated into the private worlds and community activities of average Americans in the first decades of this century. Women were especially avid in their use, a phenomenon which the industry first vigorously discouraged and then later wholeheartedly promoted. Again and again Fischer finds that the telephone supported a wide-ranging network of social relations and played a crucial role in community life, especially for women, from organizing children's relationships and church activities to alleviating the loneliness and boredom of rural life. Deftly written and meticulously researched, America Calling adds an important new chapter to the social history of our nation and illuminates a fundamental aspect of cultural modernism that is integral to contemporary life.

Technically Together

Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Author: Taylor Dotson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026203638X

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 7584

Why we should not accept "networked individualism" as the inevitable future of community.

Updating to Remain the Same

Habitual New Media

Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262333783

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 727

New media -- we are told -- exist at the bleeding edge of obsolescence. We thus forever try to catch up, updating to remain the same. Meanwhile, analytic, creative, and commercial efforts focus exclusively on the next big thing: figuring out what will spread and who will spread it the fastest. But what do we miss in this constant push to the future? In Updating to Remain the Same, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun suggests another approach, arguing that our media matter most when they seem not to matter at all -- when they have moved from "new" to habitual. Smart phones, for example, no longer amaze, but they increasingly structure and monitor our lives. Through habits, Chun says, new media become embedded in our lives -- indeed, we become our machines: we stream, update, capture, upload, link, save, trash, and troll. Chun links habits to the rise of networks as the defining concept of our era. Networks have been central to the emergence of neoliberalism, replacing "society" with groupings of individuals and connectable "YOUS." (For isn't "new media" actually "NYOU media"?) Habit is central to the inversion of privacy and publicity that drives neoliberalism and networks. Why do we view our networked devices as "personal" when they are so chatty and promiscuous? What would happen, Chun asks, if, rather than pushing for privacy that is no privacy, we demanded public rights -- the right to be exposed, to take risks and to be in public and not be attacked?

New Tech, New Ties

How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion

Author: Rich Ling

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780262515047

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 5500

How cell phones and mobile communication may in many cases strengthen social cohesion.

Knowing Knowledge

Author: George Siemens

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430302305

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 1261

Why does so much of our society look as it did in the past? Our schools,our government, our religious organizations, our media - while more complex, have maintained their general structure and shape. Classroomstructure today, with the exception of a computer or an LCD projector, looks remarkably unchanged: teacher at the front, students i n rows. Our business processes are still built on theories and viewpoints that existed over a century ago (with periodic amendments from thinkers like Drucker 2). In essence, we have transferred (not transformed) our physical identity to online spaces and structures.

The Reputation Society

How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World

Author: Hassan Masum,Mark Tovey,Craig Newmark

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262297582

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 4295

In making decisions, we often seek advice. Online, we check Amazon recommendations, eBay vendors' histories, TripAdvisor ratings, and even our elected representatives' voting records. These online reputation systems serve as filters for information overload. In this book, experts discuss the benefits and risks of such online tools.The contributors offer expert perspectives that range from philanthropy and open access to science and law, addressing reputation systems in theory and practice. Properly designed reputation systems, they argue, have the potential to create a "reputation society," reshaping society for the better by promoting accountability through the mediated judgments of billions of people. Effective design can also steer systems away from the pitfalls of online opinion sharing by motivating truth-telling, protecting personal privacy, and discouraging digital vigilantism.Contributors Madeline Ashby, Jamais Cascio, John Henry Clippinger, Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Cory Doctorow, Randy Farmer, Eric Goldman, Victor Henning, Anthony Hoffmann, Jason Hoyt, Luca Iandoli, Josh Introne, Mark Klein, Mari Kuraishi, Cliff Lampe, Paolo Massa, Hassan Masum, Marc Maxson, Craig Newmark, Michael Nielsen, Lucio Picci, Jan Reichelt, Alex Steffen, Lior Strahilevitz, Mark Tovey, John Whitfield, John Willinsky, Yi-Cheng Zhang, Michael Zimmer

Networked Creators

A BIT of Networked

Author: Lee Rainie,Barry Wellman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026232766X

Category: Social Science

Page: 25

View: 6602

Social networks, the personalized Internet, and always-on mobile connectivity are transforming -- and expanding -- social life. In the new social operating system of "networked individualism," anyone with an Internet connection and a bit of digital literacy can create online content that has the potential to reach a wide audience. This BIT explores how the boundaries between producers and consumers are becoming blurred, with noncredentialed amateurs participating in many of the arenas that were once limited to recognized and sanctioned experts.

Remix

Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594201721

Category: Art

Page: 327

View: 6691

Argues for an end to the practice of criminalizing artists and Internet users who build on the creative works of others and for implementing a collaborative and profitable "hybrid economy" that encourages innovation and protects both creative and ethicalneeds.

My Avatar, My Self

Identity in Video Role-Playing Games

Author: Zach Waggoner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786454091

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 207

View: 1424

With videogames now one of the world’s most popular diversions, the virtual world has increasing psychological influence on real-world players. This book examines the relationships between virtual and non-virtual identity in visual role-playing games. Utilizing James Gee’s theoretical constructs of real-world identity, virtual-world identity, and projective identity, this research shows dynamic, varying and complex relationships between the virtual avatar and the player’s sense of self and makes recommendations of terminology for future identity researchers.

Distracted: Staying Connected without Losing Focus

Author: Terri R. Kurtzberg,Jennifer L. Gibbs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440842965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 1742

What are the benefits and negative consequences of our increased connectivity at school, at work, and at home? Is being constantly distracted now a worldwide problem? This book examines how new technologies and social pressures have changed the way we use our attention, and the extent to which they drive us to distraction, by interpreting hundreds of scientific studies from the literatures in cognitive and social psychology, sociology, communication, management, and decision making. • Offers a comprehensive and insightful understanding of how technology use in daily life affects our attention, our work performance, and our relationships • Describes how to get and keep the attention of others in a distracted, mobile-device enabled world • Explains benefits of multitasking as well as how it limits our abilities to process information and make good decisions • Addresses the connections between constantly being distracted and trying to multitask to the near crisis-level trend of unused vacation time in America and explains why this phenomenon hurts everyone

The Global Internet Economy

Author: Bruce Mitchel Kogut

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262612043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 6909

Comparative analyses of the development and economic development of the Internet in seven countries.

The Grid

Biography of an American Technology

Author: Julie A Cohn

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037173

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 7200

The history of the grid, the world's largest interconnected power machine that is North America's electricity infrastructure.