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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Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution
At the same time, he reminds us that, as with other technological revolutions, the real impact of mobile communications will come not from the technology itself but from how people use it, resist it, adapt to it, and ultimately use it to transform themselves, their communities, and their institutions.
And demonstrators in Seattle and Manila relied on wireless telephones to coordinate their rhfingold and evade barricades. They only need to switch on the device. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: 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.
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Want to Read saving…. So after reading the wonderfully concise book of pages I was amazed to find that Rheingold had seemed to have taken the b When this book was published, I was revoluyion 8th grade and mb zip drives were the hottest technology to enter my school.
Already, governments have fallen, subcultures have blossomed, new industries have been born and older industries have launched counterattacks. A great deal of info and resources, articles, videos, can be found on my website, which I will list here.
This book is right on the target for talking about technology in our society and the way it will shape all who interact with it. The radio chips designed to replace barcodes on manufactured objects are part of it.
Specifically, I was looking for some insight into ‘social tagging’. Better than “Crowdsourcing,” even if they explore slightly different subjects – the premises are pretty similar. Current political and social conflicts over how smart mob technologies will be designed and regulated pose questions about the way we will all live for decades to come.
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SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution
How many mobile telephone users know that they don’t have to make a call for others rheingkld triangulate their location? The kind of information that would make for good conversation at a party or a social gathering. This is by far the best recent book on this topic, both in terms of writing quality and information, and enthusiasts will love it. He also considers the dark side of this phenomenon, such as the coordination of terrorist cells, threats to privacy, and the ability to incite violent behavior.
Howard Rheingold’s latest book is a kind of travelogue, wending its way from the present to an imagined future.
The most powerful opportunities for human progress are rooted not in electronics but in understandings of social practices. A bit thick on sociology at moments, but all in all he does an excellent job of distilling the academic speak to why it’s important.
The fheingold 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.
Rheingold makes the point that we are far behind in this country in having the kind of infra-structure that supports pervasive portable computing. 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 Conversations at Edge Digerati – Chapter Jul 06, Brenda rated it really liked it.
I’m new to Goodreads but will do my best to check in from time to time. And reading of other people’s cleverness made me try to think more cleverly too.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Telephone companies and cable operators, with enormous investments in old technologies, are moving to control who can build enterprises on the Internet, and the revoolution of enterprises they can create.
Mobile communication and pervasive computing technologies are permeating every part of our professional and personal lives with Internet-enabled capabilities.
Large revolutiob of 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. Many of my older my age friends who consider themselves very tech literate just do not seem to get this technology and the social implications of it.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. His research and then conclusions he came up with were great. He calls these new uses of mobile media “smart mobs. Agents, John Brockman and Katinka Matson.
Published October 16th by Basic Books first published Paperbackpages. Creating knowledge technologies and applying them to larger and larger scales of cooperative enterprise is inextricable from what it is to be human. The Next Social Revolution.
This is some deep thinking introspection right here. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Just as the microprocessor and the television screen combine into an entirely new technology with its own capabilities, the personal computer, and millions of computers linked through the global telecommunication network constitute an entirely new technology with its own capabilities, the Internet, the marriage of the mobile telephone and the Internet will result in far more than email or stock quotes in your pocket – the mobile Internet in a computation-pervaded environment will constitute an entirely new medium with its own properties.
Are the populations of tomorrow going to be users, like the PC owners and website creators who turned technology to widespread innovation? Dirt-cheap microprocessors embedded in everything from box tops to shoes are beginning to permeate furniture, buildings, neighborhoods, products with invisible intercommunicating smartifacts.