Why Do We Need Social Worlds While Talking about D-Knowledge Commons Ecosystem in Cyberspace?

Anna Maria Nawrot

Abstract

This paper is based on the application of the “Social World’s” theory created by Shibutani to the worlds of knowledge society, cyberspace, d-Knowledge CommonsEcosystem.1 Knowledge society will be presented as the social world and cyberspace as the sub-social world with the d-Knowledge Commons Ecosystem as the sub-world of cyberspace. This theory will open discussion about activity, boundaries,arenas and values of each social world/sub-worlds. However, the main intention ofthis paper is an introduction to a discussion about the sub-world of d-KnowledgeCommons Ecosystem as an example of one of the most striking sub-worlds within cyberspace trying to answer the question: why do we need social worlds while talking about d-Knowledge Commons Ecosystem? This paper is to be divided into fiveparts: 1. Activity, 2. Boundaries, 3. Arena, 4. Values, 5. Conclusion.

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