The Social Network Groundswell
Social networks are nodes of individuals, groups, organizations,and related systems that tie ininterdependencies, viz., sharedvalues, visions, and ideas; socialcontacts; kinship; financialexchanges; trade; membership inorganizations; participation inevents, etc.
Communities of practice are a recurrent form. Others arepolicy and advocacy networks; public-private policy networks;knowledge networks; etc. Functions differ too, with nodesbehaving as filters, amplifiers, investors and providers,convenors, community builders, and/or facilitators.