The First Wave
The Second Wave, from agriculture to industrialisation, is described as the transformation from Gemeinschaft into Gesellschaft
I understand Gemeinschaft in this context as focused on relationships based on personal ties such as family, village, religion, etc. Gesellschaft, on the other hand, is focused on professional relationships, often based on contacts, such as employment, sports teams, interest groups, etc.
All of this begs the question: now that we're in the Third Wave, from industrial into information based society, what does that mean for the nature of inter-personal relationships?