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Second Life meets FaceBook: Why do we like being part of a virtual community?

Even though Levy‘s writing style is not my favorite (and that is probably because I am getting used to the Dutch style, very to-the-point), I still can handle it (probably because, in the end, I’m Italian and his mother...
Time to get social online, but why?

Time to get social online, but why?

Why do we socialize online? Because “human beings are social animals,” Aristotle would say so.

Review: The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

This book is a bundle of theories and case studies which Surowiecki uses to convince the reader that a diverse crowd can come up with better answers and solutions than a single group of experts. The cases he brings...

New Network Theory – Parallel Sessions – ‘The Global and the Local’

The trouble with science is that it wants to find the truth that is valid in all cases. These speakers, it can be argued, believe that idea is not only useless, but damaging. Context is king: every culture has...

New Network Theory – Tiziana Terranova

Tiziana Terranova is the author of Corpi nella Rete (Bodies in the Net) and Network Culture and is currently a visiting professor in Sociology of Communication at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’. Her talk concerns the following topic; Everything...