You Don’t Know Me, but… Social Capital & Social Software

This is a report written by William Davies who works on the iSociety programme at The Work Foundation. Thank to Liz for the link.

Social capital analysts have debated the implications of the Internet for some years now. But this debate has recently been joined from the opposite side, as software experts and developers are showing an increased desire to understand and improve social networks, both offline and online.This report introduces some of the core ideas of this new unified debate, and outlines possible directions for the future.