No, I don’t mean anything by the term!
David Wilcox pulls various strands together, starting with Nick Booth’s comments around the idea in Robin Dunbar’s “Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language” that the maximum size of community the human brain can cope with (about150), linking to the attempt to build vast on-line communities.
Nice to know someone reads the same books as me… I would prefer it if most of my friends were people who were near enough to buy me a beer occasionally. But on the other hand, I still have a few slots available in my 150 for some on-line friends 🙂
He discusses whether it is it practical or possible to create a series of virtual ‘villages’ – but then, maybe the magic of Web 2.0 is that it acts as a tool that allows humans to breach that 150 limit?