Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Moreno & sociometry get mention from Facebook watcher

An enterprising writer just posted the article The Future Of Facebook Was Born In 1932, commenting on the origins of social networking -- our very own  J.L. Moreno, physician, mystic and social scientist.

As we all know, Moreno was a genius of social systems, developing sociometry, sociodrama and sociatry in addition to the more well-known psychodrama. Moreno has been so long relegated to the footnotes of psychology books that it's great to see him get some recognition.

We blogged about this Facebook and sociometry connection back in 2009; revisit here.

The current online article links to a journal article Network Analysis in the Social Sciences. More serious readers can find the scholarly article here. The graphic below accompanies the article.