Smart Mobs takes us on a journey around the world for a preview of the next techno-cultural shift. The coming wave, says Rheingold, is the result of. The title of this book is a mild pun. People are using smart “mobs” (rhymes with ” robes”) to become smart “mobs” (rhymes with “robs”), meaning. Rheingold, Howard. Smart mobs: the next social revolution. Howard Rheingold’s latest book is a kind of travelogue, wending its way from the present to an.
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Social Networks and the Smarf of Privacy. Applying insights from sociology, artificial intelligence, engineering, and anthropology, Rheingold offers a penetrating perspective on the brave new convergence of pop culture, cutting-edge technology, and social activism.
How to Thrive Online. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rheingold coined the term smart mobs to describe groups of people able to act in concert by using mobile media and wireless computer networks to organize collective actions, even without knowing one The title of this book is a mild pun.
Mastering the Transition to the Information Age. From Tokyo to Helsinki, Manhattan to Manila, Howard Rheingold takes us on a journey around smatt world rbeingold a preview of the next techno-cultural shift-a shift he predicts will be as dramatic as the widespread adoption of the PC in the s and the Internet in the s.
From the amusing “Lovegetty” devices in Japan that light up when a person with the right date-potential characteristics appears in the vicinity to the extraordinary the overthrow of a repressive regime in the Philippines by political activists who mobilized by forwarding text messages via cell phonesRheingold gives examples of the fundamentally new ways in which people are already engaging in tje or collective action.
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Took a class of “Self-organization in Science, Technology, and Society” at a highly respected research institution where this was used as a main reference. Still amazing to me how Rheingold predicted and identified the extent to which social media exactly like Twitter, facebook, etc would change our world.
Are the populations of tomorrow going to be users, like the PC owners and website creators who turned technology to widespread innovation? Large numbers hhe people in industrial nations will soon have a device with them most of the time that will enable them to link objects, places and people to online content and processes.
Review: Smart mobs: the next social revolution
He also reminds us that the real impact of mobile communications will come not from the technology itself but from how people use it, resist it, and adapt to it. Very good book, but perhaps I’m too sociial to the subject.
That power struggle is what the battles over file-sharing, copy protection, regulation of the radio spectrum are about.
The cyber-savvy and socially aware will be interested and undoubtedly rheingokd by Rheingold’s informed report. This book really opens your eyes to how technology is changing our society and the way we relate to people.
In one amusing example, he tells of upscale prostitutes who can enter their services and prices into their mobile phones, allowing customers to discreetly determine if anyone nearby is selling what they want to buy a Japanese company, Lovegety, has already adapted this idea to dating. Skip to main content. Read reviews that mention smart mobs howard rheingold cell phones wearable computers social networks smart mob mobile phones change the way rheingold looks found in the smaft book smart read reovlution book mobs is such a book future internet technologies changing groups society communication.
Made me realise the potential of the mobile revolution. Ultimately, I walked away from this book This is a great way to introduce people to the programs and ideas possible with today’s technology. Please try again later.
The expensive auctions of radio spectrum for next-generation “3G” mobile communications are threatened by the emergence of radically more cost effective technologies in the form of grassroots wireless networks. The concept has caught on among young Japanese, where cliques of teenagers hang out together all day, despite being in different places, by sending and receiving hundreds of iconic text transmissions on their iMode telephones.
But perhaps that relates to a lot of what books in this genre reiterate – the growing knowledge, expanding ideas, flourishing so-called knowledge culture. May 21, VeerChand rated it it was amazing. I used the word “mob” deliberately because of its dark resonances. Books of the Week. For him, the potential of the technology lies here:. If old-fashioned mobs were just giant assemblies of individuals, communications technologies give them nervous systems, the ability to coordinate their actions, to work together, and respond to changes and challenges.
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Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution – Howard Rheingold – Google Books
The author accurately, and in an almost visionary way, describes how communication technologies are changing social interaction – for millenials Five Hollywood movie studios revolutikn the four giant companies that dominate the global recording industry say they are trying to protect intellectual property, but are backing legislation and “protection devices” that will lock down computers and the Internet into a pay-for-play model in which only the largest players will be allowed to create or distribute content or services online, permitted to create new kinds of computers, or empowered to invent things like the Web.
Published October 16th by Basic Books first published Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Restaurants Food rheingolv from local restaurants. This is by far the best recent book on this topic, both in terms of writing quality and information, and enthusiasts will love it. Well, there isn’t much to add to the subject.
People are using smart “mobs” rhymes with “robes” to become smart “mobs” rhymes with “robs”meaning, sophisticated mobile Internet access is allowing people who don’t know each other to act in concert. Telephone companies and cable operators, with enormous investments in old technologies, are moving to control who can build enterprises on the Internet, and the kinds of enterprises they can create.
HOWARD RHEINGOLD: SMART MOBS
It’s now defunct, although I was able to find a lot of my friends from there and reconnect on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – all of these are connected to the ideas that Rheingold writes about in this book. Hoqard 65 and live in Marin County, California — just north of the Golden Gate — and when I’m not writing and when weather permits, when I am writing I’m usually to be f Aloha!
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He interviewed dozens of people around the world who work and play with these technologies to see how this revolution is manifesting, and his findings are stirring. Paperbackpages.