September 15, 2011

When Networked Individuals Roamed the Earth (video)

Director Lee Rainie spoke about the rise of “networked individuals,” a concept that he and Barry Wellman explore in their forthcoming book, Networked: The New Social Operating System. He described how revolutions in social networking, the internet, and mobile connectivity have changed the way that peope deal with each other and communities in their lives and how people can function more effectively in this new environment.

A video of his speech can be found here. (Note: The audio on the file is fine, but we warn you that the lighting is not good, so you might prefer to think of it as a podcast, rather than a video.)