Welcome to Social in silico!

What is it?

A blog for the discussion of anything related to the science of online communities and how online interactions can be extended to related offline events. Posts might include discussions of findings from the social sciences, psychology, design, and network theory, as well as the occasional book review.

In the past, I’ve created a weekly round-up of links called URLs of wisdom. These round-ups included articles about online behaviour, social network analysis, science blogging and other academic uses of social media, as well as useful resources for anyone managing online communities.

You may also want to check out my Considering Community series of occasional posts that look at some of the literature and common theories about (online) communities.

Who am I?

A scientist by training, but no longer doing lab research, I’ve approaching a decade of experience in community building.  I’ve worked in virtual worlds, with social media and science blog networks and organising offline events with various different formats. I’ve got an insatiable curiosity about human behaviour, a geeky love of online tools, and an enthusiasm to understand what happens where the two intersect. You can find me on Twitter as @LouWoodley or @SocialInSilico.

If you’re looking for a more formal bio, you can find that here.

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Disclaimer: This is my personal blog. It does not reflect the opinions of my employers – past or present.