14 November 2013

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting: Social Networking + News for today Friday

Essay + news for today Friday

Dear friends,

This Sunday we are discussing: Social Networking.

For many, this term might sound like something very modern and very much
related to the internet. Unfortunately, this is not the case and what we
have today is just a jazzed up version of what has always existed in
human networking.

In the past this was also called Old boy's network or club and very
recently we found Old Girl's network. And for more exclusive networking
one joined the gentlemen's clubs, in Pall Mall, or the exclusive Golf
Club in other countries. Other networks would include religious orders,
and maybe even religions themselves, Freemasonry, business and
professional associations to mention some of the opportunities.

So what we call social networks today are just an adaptation of past
opportunities to the internet age.

Of course, today social networks give us access to people with similar
interest or people of interest to us from the rest of the world. The
number of a network can sometimes be quite huge. Access to our network
is much easier either to join to keep in touch.

In the past, networks were more private and exclusive. And more
important of all, information about the activities and the membership
was more secure and not easily available to non members.

But what the networks what is of philosophical interest are the
epistemological aspects of information sharing amongst human beings.
Secondly the role played by the information we access in our life.
Thirdly, networks are an important factor for our survival and well
being. Indeed the most basic networks and certainly the most influential
social networks in our lives are the family and society itself.

In the meantime, Ruel has prepared an essay on the topic for us:

Hello Lawrence,

Below is the link to the essay re the PhiloMadrid topic on Sunday.

Thank you very much.

Finally details of a cultural event at the Centro Segoviano:
Antonio Machado Vuelve a Segovia
Centro Segoviano
15 November at 7:30pm
DETAILS HERE http://philomadrid.blogspot.com/2013/11/blog-post.html

Best Lawrence

tel: 606081813
Blog: http://philomadrid.blogspot.com.es/
PhiloMadrid Meeting
Meet 6:30pm
Centro Segoviano
Alburquerque, 14
28010 Madrid
Metro: Bilbao
Open Tertulia in English every Thursday from 19:30 to 21h at O'Donnell's
Irish Pub, c/ Barceló 1 (metro Tribunal)

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting: Social Networking + News for
today Friday

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