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July 25, 2005

A New Model to Improve Social Network Mapping

David Pollard at has an interesting post on A New Model to Improve Social Network Mapping.  Following is a taste of the entry but read the whole thing to get a full flavor.

 To do so, I began thinking about communities as they function in the gift economy (or as I prefer to call it, the generosity economy). -- the growing economy that includes open source, the Internet, scientific knowledge sharing, much foundation and NGO work, blogs, file sharing and a host of other 'price-less' exchanges of value. How could we redefine the social constructs of the market economy to suit the framework of the gift economy? Here's what I came up with:

Market/Ownership Economy
Gift/Generosity Economy
Those you give to
Those who give to you
Employee, Profession, Industry
Those you work with
Town, State, Nation
Those you live with
Family, Friends
Those you love

If you use the more inclusive gift/generosity economy constructs, your communities, networks and identities within them merge into these five broad 'circles', and the need to distinguish between social and business communities, networks and identities disappears. In a sense this is what is already happening as more of us cease drawing the line between our social and business identities and lives, and as more and more of what we do, powered by the Internet, is done without expectation of financial compensation.

Posted by prolurkr at July 25, 2005 09:03 AM

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