This item:Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold Howard Rheingold is a leading authority on the social implications of technology. From Tokyo to Helsinki, Manhattan to Manila, Howard Rheingold takes us on a journey around the world for a preview of the next techno-cultural shift-a shift he. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The title of this book is a mild pun. People are Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution – Kindle edition by Howard Rheingold. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

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Taylor 30 March Read this book to get a great feel for where things were headed when not to many people were even that sure about what could be headed there. In the Philippines ina group of protesters organized via text messaging rheingoldd at the EDSA Shrinethe site of the revolution that overthrew Ferdinand Marcoshowar protest the corruption of President Joseph Estrada.

Upon seeing the publication date, I wondered how much weight this book could hold considering the rapid recent advances.


Again, there’s really not much to this book, as it’s non-fiction and it’s basically an in-depth search into the history of phones and their usage to spread hpward quickly and efficiently. May 15, Ashwin Ramaswamy rated it really liked it. More By and About This Author. I’ve been a writer my entire adult life, starting at age 23, although I do a lot of other things, teaching at Stanford among them.

Discover what to read next. Made me realise the potential of the mobile revolution. Most of his examples are not in the US. Rheingold talks about how portable devices, pervasive connectivity and increasingly powerful hand-held computing is leading to the creation of virtual communities tied together by their devices and not by their physical proximity.


Still amazing to me how Rheingold predicted and identified the extent to which social media exactly like Twitter, facebook, etc would change our world.

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold

Humans have used our talents for cooperation to organize atrocities. Although the recording industry succeeded in shutting down Napster, and the legal arguments were about the theft of copyrighted music, the technical significance of peer-to-peer resource sharing is far greater than even the future of the music industry. Retrieved from ” https: The radio chips designed to replace barcodes on manufactured objects are part of it. So after reading the wonderfully concise book of pages I was amazed to find that Rheingold had seemed to have taken the best elements from Neuromancer, Friedman, and computing history to make a manifesto for the social implications of internet and mobile technology.

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This is some deep thinking introspection right here. According to CNNthe snart smart mobs were teenage “thumb tribes” in Tokyo and Helsinki who used text messaging on cell phones to organize impromptu raves or to stalk celebrities. Mar 10, Xhekson rated it it was amazing. Books by Howard Rheingold.

When tens of millions of people pool their computing power, many things become possible. Conversations at Edge Digerati – Chapter While perhaps not as relevant or “hot” as it once was, the thoughts on smarf inspired social phenomena txt messaged organized resistance are still interesting. Archived copy as title Articles lacking in-text citations from May All articles lacking in-text citations All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles with unsourced statements from March In Helsinki, he joined like-minded Finns who share the same downtown physical clubhouse, virtual community, and mobile-messaging media.

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Apr 02, mcburton rated it liked it Recommends it for: In andHoward Rheingold started noticing people using mobile media in novel ways.

We have already seen pedagogical implications of mobile technology in students using the collaboration capabilities of portable picture capable devices to cheat on exams.

Proof of this book’s prescience is that YOU are reading this review. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rheijgold is no reason to dedicate 3 pages to describing what a blog is. Communications Expert; Author, Smart Mobs. Man, if I could have shifted the appointment that I had that day! 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.

,obs mobile devices connect them with other information devices in the environment as well as with other people’s telephones. The only flaws that I found in the book seem unavoidable.

The number of people attending has grown, into over 10, I’m 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!

Or will they be consumers, constrained from innovation and locked into the technology and business models of the most powerful entrenched interests?

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