Social connection strategies

I’ve read several articles about a good way to enlarge one’s own network inside LinkedIn or other social networking tools: it could be a rather “simple” task given the number of involved users, however a bit of strategy may prevent some common mistakes that can penalize this brand new kind of “gold…

The starfish and the spider: book review

It is certainly a great book (this is the Amazon link), however, in my opinion, there’s still an important difference between two main kinds of decentralised organisations that should be defined in a more accurate way: structures like Wikipedia have a clear, well defined and global goal (for example, creating…

Web 2.0: A “Sociological” Point of View

A Web 2.0 “Sociological” point of view is probably the most interesting analysis, mainly because it can be really considered as the very network revolution. Web 1.0 could rely only on a kind of link: the one obtained from <a …> tags; its purpose was (and still it is) to allow the…

Small Worlds… A little bit larger

Yesterday I tried to answer a question on LinkedIn about the value we can assign to high-level connections (3rd or greater): a quite good question from several points of views. I think that the main problem of “Small Worlds” theory is brought about the huge amount of information needed in…

Are there isles inside LinkedIn?

It has been proved that social networks are based on a scale-free model: there are few hubs with lots of connections and several small nodes with few links. However, I wonder what is the level of global connectivity inside a well-known network like LinkedIn. In other words I’d like to know if there are small…