Barry Wellman

Author: Barry Wellman

Barry Wellman, FRSC (born 1942) directs NetLab as the S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His areas of research are community sociology, the Internet, human-computer interaction and social structure, as manifested in social networks in communities and organizations. His overarching interest is in the paradigm shift from group-centered relations to networked individualism. He has written or co-authored more than 300 articles, chapters, reports and books.


Publication period start: 2003
Number of co-authors: 31


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Keith N. Hampton
Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Caroline Haythornthwaite

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Abigail Sellen
Robert E. Kraut
John M. Carroll


Wellman, Barry (2005): Community: from neighborhood to network. In Communications of the ACM, 48 (10) pp. 53-55.

White, Howard D., Wellman, Barry, Nazer, Nancy (2004): Does citation reflect social structure?: Longitudinal evidence from the Globenet interdisc. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55 (2) pp. 111-126.

Wellman, Barry, Hiltz, Starr Roxanne (2004): Sociological Rob: How Rob Kling Brought Computing and Sociology Together. In The Information Society, 20 (2) pp. .

Wellman, Barry, Quan-Haase, Anabel, Boase, Jeffrey, Chen, Wenhong, Hampton, Keith N., Diaz, Isabel Isla de, Miyata, Kakuko (2003): The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism. In J. Computer-Mediated Communication, 8 (3) pp. .

Mann, Steve, Nolan, Jason, Wellman, Barry (2003): Sousveillance: Inventing and Using Wearable Computing Devices for Data Collection in Surve. In Surveillance & Society, 1 (3) pp. .

Wellman, Barry (2002): Designing the Internet for a networked society. In Communications of the ACM, 45 (5) pp. 91-96.

Bruckman, Amy S., Donath, Judith S., Erickson, Thomas, Kellogg, Wendy A., Wellman, Barry (1999): Research Issues in the Design of Online Communities: Report on the CHI 99 Workshop. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 31 (4) pp. 23-25.

Kiesler, Sara, Kraut, Robert E., Donath, Judith S., Wellman, Barry, Rheingold, Howard (1998): An Internet Paradox: A Social Medium That May Undermine Sociability. In: Poltrock, Steven, Grudin, Jonathan (eds.) Proceedings of the 1998 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 14 - 18, 1998, Seattle, Washington, United States. pp. 403-404.

Haythornthwaite, Caroline, Wellman, Barry (1998): Work, Friendship, and Media Use for Information Exchange in a Networked Organization. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 49 (12) pp. 1101-1114.

Wellman, Barry (1997): Using Social Network Analysis to Study Computer Networks. In: Payne, Stephen C., Prinz, Wolfgang (eds.) Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 1997 November 11-19, 1997, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. pp. 1.

Garton, Laura, Haythornthwaite, Caroline, Wellman, Barry (1997): Studying Online Social Networks. In J. Computer-Mediated Communication, 3 (1) pp. .

Hiltz, Starr Roxanne, Wellman, Barry (1997): Asynchronous Learning Networks as a Virtual Classroom. In Communications of the ACM, 40 (9) pp. 44-49.

Mantei, Marilyn, Baecker, Ronald M., Sellen, Abigail, Buxton, Bill, Milligan, Thomas, Wellman, Barry (1991): Experiences in the Use of a Media Space. In: Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 203-208.

Ackerman, Mark S., Huysman, Marlene, Carroll, John M., Wellman, Barry, DeMichelis, Giorgio, Wulf, Volker (2004): Communities and technologies: an approach to foster social capital?. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 406-408.

Hampton, Keith N., Wellman, Barry (2000): Examining Community in the Digital Neighborhood: Early Results from Canada\'s Wired Suburb. In: Ishida, Toru, Isbister, Katherine (eds.) Digital Cities - Technologies Experiences and Future Perspectives September, 2000, Kyoto, Japan. pp. 194-208.

Wellman, Barry (2002): Little Boxes, Glocalization, and Networked Individualism. In: Tanabe, Makoto, Besselaar, Peter Van den, Ishida, Toru (eds.) Digital Cities II - Second Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities October 18-20, 2002, Kyoto, Japan. pp. 10-25.

Haythornthwaite, Caroline, Wellman, Barry, Mantei, Marilyn M. (1994): Media Use and Work Relationships in a Research Group. In: HICSS 1994 , 1994, . pp. 94-103.