Digital and physical social networks

jtirrell's picture

In light of the Distance Enhancement Project and the recent governmental changes in Egypt, I'm asking students to listen to the first segment of the Radiolab podcast embedded below (~20 minutes) and then read the three linked short articles. These works discuss various overlaps among digital networks and physical social relationships. This is completely optional and there is no specific time frame. If you would like to comment on this material or add links to works that augment this discussion please feel free to do so through the "Add new comment" link below.


jtirrell's picture

Clay Shirky interview

This interview with Clay Shirky contrasts Gladwell's stance by suggesting that social networks accelerate tangible cultural change.