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Physical Place and Cyberplace: The Rise of Personalized Networking

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  • Barry Wellman
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    Computer networks are social networks. Social affordances of computer-supported social networks - broader bandwidth, wireless portability, globalized connectivity, personalization - are fostering the movement from door-to-door and place-to-place communities to person-to-person and role-to-role communities. People connect in social networks rather than in communal groups. In-person and computer-mediated communication are integrated in communities characterized by personalized networking. Copyright Joint Editors and Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2001.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 (06)
    Pages: 227-252

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