Why Community Leaders Need to Understand Networks - With Bill Johnston and Dr Lauren Vargas

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In the first episode of Season 2 of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas explore the concept of "network" as it relates to online and real-life communities. In the episode they cover: The many definitions of “Network” The technical infrastructure linking people and things The implicit and dynamic connections between people in a group (aka social graph) The activity of actively seeking connections Special places vs special people How a network relates to a community "The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you." Zygmund Bauman - as quoted in The Network Epochs Mobility & Transportation Networks Analog Communications (telegraph / phone / TV) The commercial Internet Internet + Social Graph (the dawn of Facebook) Internet + Social Graph + Algorithms (the dominance of Facebook) What’s next? Additional sources referenced in the show: "" - Joshua Cooper Ramo "" - Albert-Laszlo Barabasi "" - Niall Ferguson "", Wired - Neal Stephenson "" - Sinan Aral "" - Exponential View podcast host Azeem Azhar interviews Sinan Aral "" - Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler "" - Damon Centola

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