a group is a social cell

as in biological cell ... as in fastblogit.com "group" ... as in it can divide ... can exclude ... can assimulate ... provides a boundary between inside and outside ...

Carrying our Leviathan metaphor even further ... view items as the protines that are carried from cell to cell in the blood stream. View the feeds as that blood stream.

Notice a healthy cell has a very distinct yet permable cell wall ... take a look at an unhealthy cell here

Tags

  1. leviathan
  2. model
  3. metaphor

Comments


Mark de LA says
In your Leviathan metaphor which characteristics is fastblogit metaphoring?

Seth says
Mark 2005-11-16 11:06:15 562
In your Leviathan metaphor which characteristics is fastblogit metaphoring?
cell boundary, and divisions, and multi celled creatures, and organizations of them,  and societies of those organizations

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