Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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  • November 27, 2006 at 12:00 pm
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    What’s interesting about this – and many other blogs is the intersection of the personal and professional, although the majority seemed to lean towards her professional interests. I’m not sure if this is the nature of the Internet itself with encourages the reconnection of formerly segmented parts (e.g personal, professional, spiritual etc. parts of life) or if the Internet is simply a tool available at a time when people were reacting against segmentation and moving towards wholeness. Either way, the potential to embed the personal within her blog seems to provide an opportunity for her to connect as a leader of the WELL, something the articles by Rheingold and otheres emphasized as necessary for success.

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