Just read Clay Shirky's A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy . Thanks to Dan Steinberg" for pointing to it on Java Today . Earlier today I read A social network caught in the Web with thanks to Sébastien Paquet for pointing to it . What a great pair of articles to have read in the same day.
I have an an ongoing conversation with several of my very best friends about group vs. individual dynamics. Clay's piece will add a few beautiful facets to consider. Really great stuff.