6. September 2008

The Dunbar Number

Die New York Times hat einen wunderbaren Artikel zum Wochenende: Brave New World of Digital Intimacy.

Social scientists have a name for this sort of incessant online contact. They call it “ambient awareness.” It is, they say, very much like being physically near someone and picking up on his mood through the little things he does — body language, sighs, stray comments — out of the corner of your eye.

Auf sechs Seiten wird von Facebook, Twitter, Flickr und so weiter geredet. Ambient awareness - schöner Begriff.