Issue 11
 
In this issue of conduit:
 
1) Featured Question and Answer: "Technology and the Virtual Community?"
2) Your Community Answer: Do You Agree with the Six Degrees Theory?
3) Community Wire: Is It Really a Small World?
4) Community Voice: Coming Soon to a Monitor Near You....
 
This issue's quote: "To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.

- James Allen
1855-1942; New Zealand statesman and Minister of Defense

 
Featured Question and Answer
"Technology and the Virtual Community?"
 
This issue's question is a great question and one that could help all of us. The question was submitted as follows;

What questions do I need to ask myself from a technology standpoint in order to set up a virtual community?

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Your Community Answer
Do You Agree with the Six Degrees Theory?
 
As we examined in this issue (see the Community Wire section), a team of sociologists at Columbia University led by Duncan Watts is exploring the "six degrees of separation" theory orginally studied by Dr. Stanley Milgram in the 1960s. What do you think of this theory? Share your vote!
 

 
Community Wire
Is It Really a Small World?
 
A group of sociologists at Columbia University led by Assistance Professor Duncan Watts is exploring a theory that was discovered in the 1960s by Dr. Stanley Milgram. The theory "six degrees of separation" has been used to suggest how every person in the United States is connected through a chain of approximately six people.
 
Watts and his team are taking this to a global scale and using e-mail to test this theory. The experiment is trying to show how networks are formed and how they can improve computer networks.
 
This is a very interesting study, and may have an impact on how we develop communities in the future. To read articles on the theory or to participate in the experiment, please feel free to visit the following sites;

 
Community Voice
Coming Soon to a Monitor Near You....
 
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