May 21, 2007
Groups, Networks, Collectives
I'm not really sure about this discussion of groups versus networks, but I'm even less sure about the introduction of collectives. I think also there is a lack of clarity around the difference - very large, I'd say - between a network operating within a single managed service (such as an Elgg installation) and a network formed by people blogging and tagging things of mutual relevance.
As much for my own reference as anything else, here's an attempt at cybernetic modelling of the differences: