The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science

  title={The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science},
  author={Barry Wellman},
  journal={Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews},
  pages={221 - 222}
  • B. Wellman
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews
cial network, you soon may not belong anywhere,” warns cyberpundit Daniel Tynan (2007). He’s talking about the explosive proliferation of social networking software, with MySpace claiming more than 100 million participants. While “all web statistics are lies” (Malda 2007) and many accounts are dormant, my students report networking with 100–300 “friendsters” (to pun on one early service) as well as with real friends and relatives. There was a time when the only networks Americans knew were ABC… Expand
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