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Marianne Richmond

I agree that online social networks are building social capital rather than eroding it...in fact it would seem that if one moves forward from 1999 and the publication of Bowling Alone to the current situation that online social networking has created a resurgence in social capital...the bowling alley is just not in the same neighborhood. However, organizations within the non-profit and social sector seemed challenged to lead with or use technology.

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