Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
It's an interesting concept. Not simply the idea that networks are "the new unit of analysis," though that is interesting enough. But the idea, caught out of the corner of my eye en passant while reading this item, that networks, instead of companies or other institutions, might be the new unit of funding. But what is the funding mechanism for a network? What governments do now (to my observation) is they fund a company or an organization to host the network (at which time the company or organization keeps the bulk of funding for itself). See also this storify on social impact in a networked world. See also a grantmaker's gathering on networks.

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