Macro-Structural Perspectives on Social Differentiation and Organizational Evolution in Online Groups

  • Sorin Adam Matei
  • Brian C. Britt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)


Although this volume is not intended to resolve the age-old philosophical argument about the uniqueness of human existence, it does stake out a perimeter in the debate about the nature of online sociability, which we see as a very specific phenomenon with particular characteristics. To accomplish this, we need to start with a few preliminary considerations about social behavior in general, as online sociability is a species of a given genus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sorin Adam Matei
    • 1
  • Brian C. Britt
    • 2
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.South Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA

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