social capital

Who knows who knows what: Why online networks matter

00000This is the final in a short series of posts on a great new book by Howard Rheingold: “Net Smart”. I recommended you find time to read this fascinating volume yourself (see link below) but if you can’t find the time, these posts summarise the main themes. This week: Why online networks matter. Network-centric societies Rheingold sets his discussion of online networks in the context of the work of sociologists who are documenting our evolution from group-centric …

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Get Net Smart and thrive online

00000This is a first in a short series of posts on a great new book by Howard Rheingold: “Net Smart”. I wouldn’t normally dedicate a series to one book but Rheingold has been a leading theorist and teacher about the online world since the early 1980s. I’m attracted to this book because of his depth of knowledge, imaginative flair and the fact that he is an enthusiast about social media use and online collaboration without being …

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