The last post referenced a typical revelatory article about social networks. But I often wonder about the “reality” of such a term and what it’s supposed to point to. Social network. A network. Something social and networked. Connections. But what is the time frame for that network, if indeed such a thing exists? Can one actually trace the network and its social condensation?
I used a cell phone example. But the only difference I see here between a shout or a landline discussion is place, context, and science. What about Magna Carta? A shared poem? The networks of a growing religion?