Active Citizen Marty Kearns on why we underdogs use Nets, Hubs, Lattices to organize on the web, link by link, conversation by conservation, comment by comment, peer to peer, blogroll by blogroll, while bigshots stay on message, pushing a party line down from the top through coordinated systems to the mass consumer, targeted by sucker-list and sucker-niche. (The Mighty Wurlizter.)
Could it be that there are connections between underdogs, resource limited organizations and network behavior? Yes. The answer is yes. yes yes. One of the reasons to adopt a network strategy is the failure to have enough resources to "win" in a symetrical fight. The more resources groups gain, the more centralized power enjoy some advantage, the more likely that ego-centric strategy becomes attractive. (It is harder to feel like you gain more by participating in "networks" if you are the biggest and best resourced player at the table.