2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2009)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 5, 2009 to Jan. 8, 2009
This paper discusses multiple meanings of the idea of "social networks." It discusses how the most common view of social networks in Information Systems, as the result of the interaction of autonomous agents, could be tested. It then introduces research that falsifies that premise. It introduces an alternative view of social networks that comes from sociology and discusses how Information Systems could make significant contributions to social sciences
D. Steiny, "Unsocial Networks - Restoring the Social in Social Networks," 2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 1899, pp. 1-10.