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.
- Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)
apparently a generic & fancy term covering everything from PSTN, bulletin board, forums, email, newsgroups, web sites and on to the modern chat apps.
from the commentariat at Amazon
<quote>The central message is the increasing capacity of individuals to act independently with great impact. The potent anecdotes and solid data make for a convincing presentation, but in the final chapter on “The Future of Networked Individualism” the authors unleash their imagination by suggesting compelling possibilities and troubling dangers.</quote>
Something about a shift from “groups” to “networks.”
- the network revolution
- the internet revolution
- the mobile revolution
- family life
- contact with friends
- information spread
- an optimistic scenario
- a dystopian scenario
The sci-fi futures, riffage thereon.
<quote><snip/>the text refers to various surveys conducted by Pew Internet and several other similar groups</quote>