NetWORKers and their Activity in Intensional Networks

  title={NetWORKers and their Activity in Intensional Networks},
  author={Bonnie A. Nardi and Steve Whittaker and Heinrich Schwarz},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)},
Through ethnographic research, we document therise of personal social networks in theworkplace, which we call intensionalnetworks. Paradoxically, we find that the mostfundamental unit of analysis forcomputer-supported cooperative work isnot at the group level for many tasks andsettings, but at the individual level aspersonal social networks come to be more andmore important. Collective subjects areincreasingly put together through theassemblage of people found through personalnetworks rather… 

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