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Way of life is attached lifestyles, its rhythms pushed via never-ending e-mail pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of regularly arriving textual content messages, tweets and retweets, fb updates, photos and movies to put up and talk about. Our perpetual connectedness supplies us never-ending possibilities to be a part of the give-and-take of networking.

Some fear that this new setting makes us remoted and lonely. yet in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman convey how the big, loosely knit social circles of networked participants extend possibilities for studying, challenge fixing, choice making, and private interplay. the recent social working approach of “networked individualism” liberates us from the limitations of tightly knit teams; it additionally calls for us to strengthen networking abilities and methods, paintings on holding ties, and stability a number of overlapping networks.

Rainie and Wellman define the “triple revolution” that has prompted this alteration: the increase of social networking, the skill of the web to empower members, and the always-on connectivity of cellular units. Drawing on vast facts, they study how the stream to networked individualism has elevated own relationships past families and neighborhoods; remodeled paintings into much less hierarchical, extra team-driven businesses; inspired members to create and percentage content material; and altered the best way humans receive info. Rainie and Wellman advisor us in the course of the demanding situations and possibilities of dwelling within the evolving global of networked participants.

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S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis. 8 Globalized fruit prices in Toronto. Source: Photos from Fiesta Farms Supermarket, Toronto. © 2010 Gregory Jancelewicz and Barry Wellman. Used with permission. 9). Moreover, people, especially women, are spending less time at home. 1 hours). Those women with children were the most likely to stay home, but also experienced the largest reduction in time at home. 9 Distribution of households in the United States as percentage. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

On the one hand, many feel so burdened by time pressures and the constant threat of demands that they respond and complete tasks even when they are away from their place of work. On the other hand, many feel liberated by being able to avoid long, tedious, and tense commuting. They enjoy the prospect of being able to do “home” activities such as personal browsing of the web, sharing Facebook updates, shopping, and emailing family and friends while they are at work. In short, “home” activities have invaded work while “work” activities have invaded homes.

These plans allow workers to change companies without hurting their pensions, and they mean that people must take a more active role in managing their retirement investments. 19 Taken together, the nine key changes in affordances that we have identified indicate the greater social flexibility of North American and European societies. They suggest more personalization and the weakening of traditional boundaries of neighborhood, region, nation, race, and gender. People can range more widely in their travel, communication, and information seeking.

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