Little Boxes, Glocalization, and Networked Individualism

@inproceedings{Wellman2001LittleBG,
  title={Little Boxes, Glocalization, and Networked Individualism},
  author={Barry Wellman},
  booktitle={Digital Cities},
  year={2001}
}
  • B. Wellman
  • Published in Digital Cities 18 October 2001
  • Computer Science
Much thinking about digital cities is in terms of community groups. Yet, the world is composed of social networks and not of groups. This paper traces how communities have changed from densely-knit "Little Boxes" (densely-knit, linking people door-to-door) to "Glocalized" networks (sparselyknit but with clusters, linking households both locally and globally) to "Networked Individualism" (sparsely-knit, linking individuals with little regard to space). The transformation affects design… 

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