What kind of social structures Web users contribute to put in place? And what do monkeys have to do with it? Text presented by A. A. Casilli at the conference “Web Culture: New Modes of Knowledge, New Sociabilities”, Villa Gillet, Lyon (France), February 10th, 2011.
In 1992 Robin Dunbar famously proposed a rough estimate of 150. In 1998, the mean personal network size was of 290. And in 2010 we are now facing an average of 610 personal ties. So - who says more?
PDF of Gary Lee Downey, Joseph Dumit, et Sarah Williams (1995) Cyborg Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 10, n°. 2, pp. 264-269. Suggested reading for the EHESS Seminar "Corps et TIC" (salle 5, 105 bd Raspail, 9 déc 2010, 17h)