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    DescriptionDaily 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.

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    The New Social Operating System
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lee Rainie, By (author) Barry Wellman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262017190
    ISBN 10: 0262017199

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    LC classification: HM741 .R35 2012
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    Illustrations note
    44 figures, 13 tables
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Lee Rainie is Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and former managing editor of U.S. News and World Report. Barry Wellman directs NetLab at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. He is the founder of the International Network for Social Network Analysis and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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    It's easy to find rigorous science, and it's easy to find topical stuff, but it's not easy to find both at the same time! -- Shankar Vedantam NPR Science "Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman write a remarkably approachable, nuanced, and clear-written treatise on how social networks, the Internet, and mobile technology are changing the way we live our daily lives." -- Ate Poorthuis, Journal of Regional Science Networked provides an engaging and accessible overview of the ways in which social networks, the Internet, and mobile technologies have converged to affect everyday lives. -- Vanessa P. Dennen, Educational Technology