Posts Categorized: Network Society


After two years of hard working, I’m glad to announce the research Project Internet Catalonia about Health directed by Prof. Castells and titled “Technological Modernisation, Organisational Change and Service Delivery in the Catalan Public Health System” has been published (PIC Salut) This study analysed the interaction between organizational change, cultural values and technological change in… Read more »

Open Government Policies

Ethan Zuckerman, fellow of the Berkman Center for Interent and Society at Harvard Law School, is posting about Open Government Principles workshop at O’Reilly and Associates: Tools for open government Towards the principles of open government data The aim of this meeting was to draft a set of principles to define what constitutes open government… Read more »

The OCDE Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Digital Natives?

I wonder how many social researchers are thinking about The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Digital Natives – Blog? About The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA): Are students well prepared for future challenges? Can they analyse, reason and communicate effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life?… Read more »

Maplecroft Maps… could be done open access?

Juan Freire has saved one bookmark in his delicious an application called Maplecroft Maps Maplecroft maps is a highly visual, web-based resource which contains detailed country information for over 200 states and maps key social, economic, environmental and political issues and their significance to business and society. This innovative tool is designed to raise awareness… Read more »

Social Scalability and Web 2.0

Graham Attwell introduces me the concept of social scalability as a key issue to manage Web 2.0 tools. Wikipedia defines scalability as In telecommunications and software engineering, scalability is a desirable property of a system, a network, or a process, which indicates its ability to either handle growing amounts of work in a graceful manner,… Read more »

Another theoretical blueprint of web 2.0

My first approach to theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0 was Informationalism and the network society: a theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0. Via Fabio Giglietto Facebook I have noticed about an articled written by David Beer and Roger Burrows titled Sociology and, of and in Web 2.0: Some Initial Considerations. Abstract This paper introduces the idea… Read more »

Social and Economic Factors Shaping the Future of the Internet and Health

On 31 January 2007 US National Science Foundation (NSF) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCDE) co-organise a workshop titled “Social and Economic Factors Shaping the Future of the Internet”. The workshop’s goal was to discuss strategic directions for the future of the Internet, from both a technological and a policy viewpoint. To this… Read more »

Informationalism and the network society: a theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0

I have been working on my Wiki putting some notes about “Informationalism, networks, and the network society: a theoretical blueprint” written by Prof. Castells (Castells, M. (2004) The Network Society: a cross-cultural perspective. Edward Elgar, MA). Prof. Castells defines Informationalism as “a technological paradigm based on the augmentation of the human capacity of information processing… Read more »