Network Theorist Barry Wellman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute

Unattributed, Open Society Institute (OSI), Sept 27, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Worth noting as University of Toronto researcher Barry Wellman receives a significant honour. "The top-cited Canadian sociologist, Wellman’s current work continues to focus on the interplay between information and communication technologies, especially the Internet, social relations and social structure." Here's a sample of his writing, from Connecting Community: "In the old days, before the 1990s, places were largely connected -- by telephone, cars, planes and railroads. Now with the Internet (and mobile phones), people are connected." And the Glocal Village: "the Internet and other new communication technologies are helping people to personalize their own communities."

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