- Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, by Steven Johnson.
- Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age, by Duncan Watts.
- Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, by Howard Rheingold.
- Linked: The New Science of Networks, by Albert-László Barabási.
- Small Pieces Loosely Joined, by David Weinberger.
- “The Strength of Weak Ties,” by Mark Granovetter [from the American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 78, No. 6. (May, 1973), pp. 1360-1380.] RIT faculty can retrieve a PDF of this article by going to the JSTOR database via the RIT library, and searching for author=Granovetter and title=weak ties in the Sociology journals.
- The Social Construction of Technological Systems, an excellent collection of essays discussing (among other things) the recursive interrelationships between social contexts and technological tools.
June 04, 2003
Liz Lawley lists some recommended reading for Social Software. I'm calling it Social Networks reading because I think it bests describes it.
Posted by about me at 9:00 PM