Communities Are Not Networks

They serve different purposes in our lives. The concepts of networks and communities play pivotal roles in shaping human interactions, but the two terms can be conflated in our thinking, resulting in unnecessary confusion and pain. Networks refer to the interconnected relationships between individuals, organizations, or entities, formed for specific purposes or goals, while communities are self-formed groups with shared values, interests, or experiences. Networks and communities hold immense importance in facilitating social connections and achieving collective objectives....

June 23, 2023 · 3 min · 588 words · Brett Parshall