By Thomas Petzold

This quantity unpacks an fascinating problem for the sphere of media examine: combining media learn with the learn of complicated networks. Bringing jointly examine at the small-world inspiration and electronic tradition it questions the belief that we're separated from the other individual on the earth via quite a few steps, and that this distance decreases inside of electronic social networks. The booklet argues that the function of languages is decisive to appreciate how humans attach, and it appears to be like on the outcomes this has at the methods wisdom spreads digitally. This quantity bargains a primary conceptual venue to examine rising phenomena on the cutting edge intersection of media and intricate community research. 

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