8 characteristics of effective networks (cf. http://www.kolabora.com/news/2006/10/20/learning_networks_knowledge_exchange.htm)
  1. Effective networks are decentralized.
  2. Effective networks are distributed.
  3. Effective networks disintermediated.
  4. In effective networks, content and services are disaggregated.
  5. In an effective network, content and services are dis-integrated.
  6. An effective network is democratic.
  7. An effective network is dynamic.
  8. An effective network is desegregated.