'Flocking' behavior lands on social networking sites - USATODAY.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Because social networks online are much more clearly defined than offline connections, they have been a boon to researchers. The nature of the beast Among those concerned about the Internets effect on relationships are Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University, and author of the 2005 book Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age. Were not substituting online for offline.