Tag Archives: social networks

Gender clustering in friendship networks: some sociological implications

This paper uses a social network approach to examine gender clustering in a complete network of teenagers and their friends. It demonstrates the advantages of using increasingly sophisticated social network techniques, including clustering coefficients and their visualization, and social selection … Continue reading

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Linking Social Capital to Small-worlds: A look at local and network-level processes and structure

In the past decade, two topics have generated much interest in the idea of social networks and network analysis. These are social capital, popularised by Robert Putnam, and small-worlds, popularised by Duncan Watts and Albert-László Barabási. Social capital highlights local … Continue reading

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Bottlenecks for change

Influential community leaders might hinder transformations in natural resource management. Adaptive governance and the active engagement of resource users at different scales is increasingly considered to be crucial for changes in the governance of ecosystems services. However, there are also … Continue reading

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Nurturing resilience in socio-ecological systems

Schultz´s thesis analyzes how the dedicated work of a few individuals has mobilized local farmers, bird watchers, entrepreneurs and politicians to join forces in rendering the wetland an asset for the district of Kristianstad. The results of her research show … Continue reading

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The Stigmergic Revolution

It was long believed that the queen played a central role in the complex social order of an ant colony, through the exercise of direct command and control over her subjects. Not so. Biologist Pierre-Paul Grasse coined the term “stigmergy” … Continue reading

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The Open Collaboration Encyclopedia

The original and comprehensive open-sourced encyclopedia of collaborative models and networks. Filled with everything you every would need to know about the emerging open, non-hierarchical, participatory open collaboration paradigm – facilitation methodologies, community building strategies, collaborative principles, project management techniques, … Continue reading

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Social networks drive Innovation

Read I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation.

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Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution

Civilizations have clashed in an unexpected way this year, as ordinary people using Facebook and Twitter knocked down dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya—and are threatening absolute rule in Syria. A so-called Arab spring brought waves of liberation to a … Continue reading

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Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off in cyberspace

Read Read also: The Youth Crisis – Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere In February the Newsnight economics editor Paul Mason very succinctly laid out the radically different nature of recent popular uprisings across North Africa, the Middle East … Continue reading

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Knowledge sharing over social networking systems

Read Previous research has focused heavily on community communications as they occur in e.g. communities of practice. Still, as indicated by the concept of networked individualism, contacts are becoming more networked in nature and group membership is transient. The research … Continue reading

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