From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.

This site documents the process and the results.

The Economist on the Networked Worker and the New Organisation

In "The New Organisation", the Economist tackles the question of how the workplace has changed in the fifty years since William Whyte's the Organization Man. I'd like to venture further here and suggest that the 20th century was determined by hierarchies—Fordist, top-down hierarchies in the first, modern half, Post-Fordist flattened hierarchies in the second, postmodern half—while the 21st century will be determined by networks. In network culture, your role isn't so much where you fit into a hierarchy or what you do as an individual, it's where you stand in the network.
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