Networked The New Social Operating System

ISBN-10: 0262017199
ISBN-13: 9780262017190
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
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
Notes
Index

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