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Networked: The New Social Operating System

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Daily 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
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by MIT Press
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Henry Sienkiewicz
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book - nice compliment to Bowling Alone and Alone Together.
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Networked is a decent attempt at articulating the concept of 'networked individualism,' but ultimately the work says nothing new. The abundance of data is appreciated, however it mostly comes from the same source (co-author Rainie's Pew Internet Research branch). Therefore, Networked is probably useful as a text for an undergradute new media course, but those more advanced in their studies/careers will probably only find it useful for citations of data.

Also, I know this may seem prejudiced, but
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book provides a good over-view of online networks, however there was nothing new here for me; I imagine because I am now fairly up-to-date on the Internet Studies literature. The authors presented a mostly utopian view of the world online, although they did occasionally nod to the dark side of the internet. I think this book would have been stronger if they would have spent more time discussing the challenges that those who spend a lot of time online face. Increasingly big data, privacy iss ...more
May 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting book with some very strange flaws. First off, I respect the researchers' position that they're simply describing a state of affairs that is happening, while attempting to remain objective and not praise or blame technology for the world's problems. However, they nevertheless fall into a lot of biased and biasing language throughout their various chapters, necessarily imputing a moral judgement on technology and networks that is generally positive but uses such biased word ...more
Jurgen Appelo
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good overview of social trends, useful conclusions.
Anjar Priandoyo
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: technology
This is a very good book. Basically, this is an answer to my lifelong question "Why in Indonesia, internet usage seems different". To start, some of the different things that Indonesian internet user experiencing are:

1. Many Indonesians use most of their time to socialize in groups, traditionally start from Mailing List (Yahoogroups), and then now under Facebook or Whatsapp Group.
2. People in Indonesia like to discuss politics and religion on the internet.

So the answer, according to this book is
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tesis-s2
Book about networking. It is about how we are related in the networked Era.
John Osman
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
My interest in Barry Wellman's work on Social Network Analysis and Lee Rainie's work at the Pew Internet and American Life Project led me to this book. Both assist in understanding the new digital social networks by providing a deeper understanding of social networks and their ongoing development on the web.

Others have described the overall book's contents so I will focus on my major take-away.

As one studying faith development, I am interested in the role of communities. One's faith - while cert
Jenny Thompson
Because I read this book for a class, the deadline made my reading experience rather rushed. As such, you should probably take this review with a grain of salt.

I thought Rainie and Wellman's book had some interesting aspects, but it was ultimately a bit dull. The pair relied a bit too heavily on statistics. At times it almost felt like reading a summary of the Pew Research Center's survey responses for the last five years. That said, the conclusions they drew could be interesting (when they didn
Mar 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: samy
Je n'ai rien appris avec ce livre et la vision de l'auteur ne me plait pas car elle est superficielle. L'auteur ne semble à mon avis que parler de la génération qui a connu l’essor d'Internet lorsqu'ils étaient déjà adulte et pas de la jeune génération dont Turkle parle dans Alone Together. Puis lire un livre qui ne parle que des statistiques de Pew Internet Research Center, je m'en serais volontiers passé. Il ne parle que des belles choses d'Internet et il ne se pose aucune question sur le pour ...more
Maxwell Foxman
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think this book may in the end be a historical snapshot of the early decades of "Network Culture" or whatever it may end up being called. It is incredibly positive and forward thinking, but clear and with a lot of data for the network scholar. I personally identified with it significantly, which may say more about the commonalities between myself (a PhD student of a certain income) then about the trends of being in a further networked world. I still recommend it ultimately for its depth and in ...more
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book gets 4 stars because of the first half. It's about as good an overview on both the technology of networks and the theories of networks that one can ask for in the pursuit of introducing undergraduate students to the concepts.

But Atheismo save me from old men writing about technology. The tone is the kind of hokey only old people trying to be hip can nail. I will never work with either Rainie or Wellman now, I'm sure, but the chances were always slim anyway. And jebus this gets hokey.
Ivan Kapersky
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cyberspace
I'm giving it two stars because it was not what I expected. I was expecting a more depth analysis of Social Networks and how people are "Networked" through the different Social Networks. The author does explain it, but in a very simple way, with no theory o recent studies. It simply doesn't get in more depth with the analysis. The way I see it, the book is intended for the population that is new to Social Networks and are not certain how it works or influences our lives. Though, I recommend this ...more
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
While the premise of networked is obvious enough and supported by statistics and anecdotes,the authors glossed over: negative impacts of the network, the persisting digital divide, the educational/comprehensional network divide, and corporate control of networking systems. The book's stats and stories came all from internet users or the college educated - not a representative segment of society. ...more
Michael Chase
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
First chapter was great. It shows how a couple in need of assistance used social media for help. But I don't like the comparison of social media to an operating system, but I get what he means. After the first chapter lots of graphs, discussion of data, I got bored and stopped wanting to read on.
Wessel van Rensburg
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
The first few chapters of this book are the most significant. And the key concept from it is that of 'networked individualism'. This explains how even when groups are in decline (Putman's Bowling Alone), we are not necessarily less connected or lonely today. ...more
Kathrin Passig
Aus Recherchegründen überflogen. Eine überschaubare Idee ausgepolstert mit sehr vielen nacherzählten Statistiken.
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teaching, nonfiction
Comprehensive and provides nice historical and contextual information. Very accessible, great for undergrads or grads. I'm incorporating it into my courses. ...more
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: school-books
Read most of this for my Monday class. It was pretty enjoyable.
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May 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Refreshingly anti-Turkle, but also pretty obvious. Worth a read, though.
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