Network sociality

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“In network sociality, social relations are not ‘narrational’ but informational; they are not based on mutual experience or common history, but primarily on an exchange of data and on “catching up”. […] It is a sociality based on individualisation and deeply embedded in technology; it is informational, ephemeral but intense, and it is characterised by an assimilation of work and play.”

Wittel, Andreas. “Toward a Network Sociality.” Theory, Culture & Society 18, no. 6 (2001): 51–76.