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  Social network - Simple English Wikipedia
A community social network is the a pattern of relationships among a set of people and/or organizations in a community.
Social networks are vulnerable to them, since the circumstances where help is required, like disasters, occur by surprise.
A mosque, church or temple is almost always a center of a social network, and often that network has a name and an identity of its own that is not that of the religious organization.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_network   (609 words)

  
 Social network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social network theory in the social sciences began with the urbanization studies of the "Manchester School" (centered around Max Gluckman), done mainly in Zambia during the 1960s.
Social networking began to be seen as a vital component of internet strategy at around the same time: in March 2005 Yahoo launched Yahoo 360, their entry into the field, and in July 2005 News Corporation bought MySpace.
Eigenvector centrality is a measure of the importance of a node in a network.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_network   (1820 words)

  
 Social software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In this understanding of the term, the social is understood to also have a political and aesthetic sense, not simply acting as a kind of glue for a collection of normatively understood 'agents' whose inter-relations are formatted by software.
Social network search engines are a class of search engines that use social networks to organize, prioritize, or filter search results.
For example, XHTML Friends Network allows people to share their relationships on their own sites, thus forming a decentralized/distributed online social network, in contrast to centralized social network services listed in the previous section.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_software   (1930 words)

  
 Social Network Fragments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Social Network Fragments is interested in exploring the structure of an individual's social network, as conveyed through one’s email behaviors.
Social Network Fragments is a self-awareness prototype that was implemented with a great deal of theoretical consideration.
Social Network Fragments is a collaboration between danah boyd (Sociable Media) and Jeff Potter (AtoF).
smg.media.mit.edu /projects/SocialNetworkFragments   (190 words)

  
 How to do Social Network Analysis
Social network analysis [SNA] is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, animals, computers or other information/knowledge processing entities.
A method to understand networks and their participants is to evaluate the location of actors in the network.
Social network researchers measure network activity for a node by using the concept of degrees -- the number of direct connections a node has.
www.orgnet.com /sna.html   (1124 words)

  
 PieSpy - Inferring and Visualizing Social Network on IRC
Social network analysis [Kre2002] concerns itself with the measuring of relationships and flows between entities.
The network is modeled as a graph, consisting of a set of nodes and edges, where each node represents a user and an edge represents a relationship between a pair of nodes, as shown in Figure 1.
A disconnected social network is a useful indication of there being distinct groups of users in the same channel that do not communicate with each other.
www.jibble.org /piespy   (5428 words)

  
 Social Networks
Alba, R.D., and Kadushin, C. The intersection of social circles: A new measure of social proximity in networks.
Network cohesion, structural holes, and the adaptation of social capital.
Uzzi, B. Social structure and competition in interfirm networks: The paradox of embeddedness.
www.socialnetworks.org   (4376 words)

  
 IRE Resources: Social Network Analysis
Precise images and measures of network structure are derived from reports of relationships that occurred over a period of 18 months between 1993 and 1995." As part of his research, Moody created a network movie, or flipbook, of the network described in the article.
Social Network analysis, while not new itself, is certainly a new tool in the field of journalism.
The Washington Post used social network analysis in early 2003 to report on a group of language schools in the Los Angeles area that appeared to be "visa mills" for foreign students.
www.ire.org /sna   (1535 words)

  
 Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~ full post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A social network is a website whereby individuals describe themselves in a personal profile, reveal themselves through participation in communities, and form networks of interactions by declaring one another to be 'friends'.
In a social network, the concept of friendship - and hence of the network - is empty.
Social networking sites such as Tribe have begin to realize that they must allow people to create FOAF profiles from their network profiles.
www.downes.ca /cgi-bin/website/view.cgi?dbs=Article&key=1076791198   (4781 words)

  
 JoSS: Journal of Social Structure
The Journal of Social Structure (JoSS) is an electronic journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
INSNA was founded on the premise that the behavior and lives of social entities are affected by their position in the overall social structure.
In his carefully researched "history of social network analysis written from a social network perspective," Linton Freeman sets the record straight and turns the lens of social network analysis onto the field itself.
www.cmu.edu /joss   (355 words)

  
 The Social Security Network
The U.S. Social Security System suddenly is being pointed to as a model safety net—just what countries like Chile and Britain need as they struggle to fix their malfunctioning private account based pension systems.
The Basics: Social Security Reform, a popular source for reliable facts about the program and its future, presents the latest numbers on how the program works, who it affects, and the reform debate.
Bernard Wasow shows how the "crisis" in Social Security is actually quite manageable, despite the alarmism voiced by those who favor replacing all or part of the program with private investment accounts.
www.socsec.org   (832 words)

  
 Social Anxiety Network Home Page
Social anxiety was the LAST anxiety disorder to be "discovered", and continues to be LAST in terms of public and professional understanding and awareness.
Even though an abundance of research now exists about social anxiety, clinicians, in general, have not read it, and have not put it into practice.
A large part of the problem is that social anxiety is difficult to fully understand because you can't "see" it...
www.social-anxiety-network.com   (257 words)

  
 Abstract of the ASN White Paper
When networked personal computing was first developed, engineers concentrated on extending creativity among individuals and enhancing collaboration between a few.
This paper proposes the creation of an Augmented Social Network (ASN) that would build identity and trust into the architecture of the Internet, in the public interest, in order to facilitate introductions between people who share affinities or complimentary capabilities across social networks.
It is a system that would enhance the power of social networks by using interactive digital media to exploit the transitive nature of trust through the principle of six degrees of connection.
asn.planetwork.net /whitepaper.html   (926 words)

  
 The Augmented Social Network
These ad hoc social networks would be initiated by an individual sending a request for participation in a narrowly defined project; the message would then be forwarded automatically based on data in digital profiles; the resulting ad hoc community (or swarm) would dissolve with the completion of the stated objective.
The challenge is to establish a form of federated network identity that is an appropriate representation of the self, one that is flexible enough to provide a range of "public faces," depending on context.
In life, we enter into social networks either because we are attracted to the ideas and activities at the center of a particular group, or we are introduced into the group by someone we know.
www.firstmonday.org /issues/issue8_8/jordan/index.html   (20818 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Social Network Analysis : Methods and Applications (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences): Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Social network analysis, which focuses on relationships among social entities, is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering.
Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications reviews and discusses methods for the analysis of social networks with a focus on applications of these methods to many substantive examples.
The notion of a social network and the methods of social network analysis have attracted considerable interest and curiosity from the social and behavioral science community in recent decades.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521387078?v=glance   (1009 words)

  
 Life With Alacrity: Evaluating Social Network Services
This was the first social network service that I signed up that seemed to already have some of my friends on it.
You can't add anyone to your network unless you know their name and email address, or you have to get a referral from someone who is already your friend.
Posted by: juan manuel at May 9, 2005 8:52:25 PM The problem with these social networking sites is that to get any benefit out of them you have to spend hours a day on the sites.
www.lifewithalacrity.com /2003/12/evaluating_soci.html   (3018 words)

  
 Social Network Analysis
Social network analysis involves the mapping and measuring of these normally invisible relationships between people, providing an organizational X-ray for use by HR managers and consultants.
What ties information architecture, knowledge management and social network analysis more closely together is the reciprocal relationship between people and content.
The concepts of network analysis and socially translucent systems are applicable far beyond the confines of text-based chat.
semanticstudios.com /publications/semantics/000006.php   (866 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: social network
Social Networking Software Social platform makes it easy for companies to create social networks and add social functionality to their existing services and join the social internet.
Social Networking Start networking with people online and make new friends at GabCity- sign up free.
Stay Connected with Your Friends Red toucan is the private social network that keeps you in touch with your friends and family.
technorati.com /tag/social+network   (547 words)

  
 Social Networking by Specialty Match Network - Event Based Social Networking for Trade Shows and Events.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the first full blown social networking application designed to support the conference and trade show industry.
Specialty Match Network specializes in building next generation online social networks to help people meet, interact and engage based on their similar interests, needs and lifestyle.
Specialty Match Network's leadership team has a proven track record for building award winning technology, combined with years of experience that enables us to create useful and compelling online social networks.
www.specialtymatch.com   (465 words)

  
 FNF: SOCIAL NETWORK THEORIES        SOURCE: Social network - Wikipedia, the free ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
social familiarities ranging from casual acquaintance to close familial bonds.
networks operate on many levels, from families up to the level of nations, and play a
Social networking also refers to a category of
www.hi.is /~joner/eaps/Network_Theories_Social_1.htm   (183 words)

  
 The Augmented Social Network
The Augmented Social Network is a proposal for a "next generation" online community that would strengthen the collaborative nature of the Internet, enhancing its ability to act as a public commons that engages citizens in civil society.
The ASN is a system designed to help you find others with whom you share affinities so you can be introduced to them (in an appropriate manner), and then share media with them, or form groups based on shared interests.
Importantly, the ASN would facilitate this by connecting people across traditional social, geographic, or technical boundaries.
asn.planetwork.net   (304 words)

  
 XXV International Sunbelt Social Network Conference -- Redondo Beach, CA, February 16-20, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
Located in scenic Redondo Beach, CA, Sunbelt XXV will provide an interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, and others to present current work in the area of social networks.
Workshops and conference sessions will allow individuals interested in theory, methods, or applications of social network analysis to share ideas and explore common interests.
www.socsci.uci.edu /~ssnconf   (96 words)

  
 InFlow - Social Network Software
The Corporate Leadership Council describes Organizational Network Mapping as "The most accurate, systematic means yet seen to identify key value creators and informal knowledge communities that drive corporate core competencies."
InFlow performs network analysis AND network visualization in one integrated product -- no passing files back and forth between different programs like other tools.
He is elated with the ability to easily analyze an organization and quickly move network maps and metrics into his presentations and reports.
www.orgnet.com /inflow3.html   (288 words)

  
 InFlow - Mapping and Measuring Business, Social and Organizational Networks
Social network analysis software and services for organizations, communities, and their consultants
InFlow does both network visualization and network analysis in one seamless interface.
We coach individual "network weavers" to increase the resilience and range of their organizational/community/regional networks.
www.orgnet.com   (387 words)

  
 Social Watch
Social Watch is an international NGO watchdog network monitoring poverty eradication and gender equality.
On May 1st 2006 Areli Sandoval presented at the UN Committee on ESCR in Geneva the Report on behalf of the Promoting Group of the Alternative Report on Economic, Social, Cultural and Enviromental Rights.
Social Watch is an international watchdog citizens' network on poverty eradication and gender equality
www.socialwatch.org   (124 words)

  
 Network Democracy - Social Security
From April 19 through June 4, 1999, Information Renaissance in collaboration with Americans Discuss Social Security hosted a non-partisan electronic discussion and debate on Social Security reform.
The National Dialogue on Social Security is part of the Network Democracy program of Information Renaissance, which seeks to expand opportunities for public participation in government through the use of the Internet.
Review background material on the Social Security system and arguments for its reform.
www.network-democracy.org /social-security   (233 words)

  
 ~TBI SOCIAL NETWORK HAVEN~
The mission of The TBI SOCIAL NETWORK is to
Who We Are: All about the TBI Social Network
The TBI SOCIAL NETWORK was originally founded by Karen Lee Kranz,
www.angelfire.com /ca/kktbisocialnetwork   (207 words)

  
 Social-E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Our individual and corporate members are the quiet achievers, constantly mentoring, nurturing and creating social wealth.
Social-e will support members by providing recognition through our annual awards; provide latest research, thinking and training through a focus on good social enterprise practice; and create a peer group network which members could use as a rich resource for ideas, projects, stories, experiences, guidance and finance.
Be a member of Social-e and get free access to the AISE document repository.
www.social-e.org.au   (296 words)

  
 More Social-Network Mapping Tools
Stefano Mazzocchi sent me a pointer to his Apache Agora visualizing social networks.
Jonathon N. Cummings alerted me about the NetVis Module which allows a dynamic visualization of social networks.
This web tool is not about social mapping, but it shows graphical connections between words.
radio.weblogs.com /0105910/2003/03/16.html#a398   (555 words)

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