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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Aug 10, Tom Smyth rated it really liked it. 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. Rheingold always manages to stay at the cutting edge of emergent media and the exciting developments in the realm of digital collaboration.

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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 ubiquitous wireless future is not here and will likely not be a reflection of Rheingold’s musings, but this is still an entertaining read.

There are the dangers as well as opportunities concerning smart mobs. Some inexpensive mobile devices already read barcodes and send and receive messages to radio-frequency identity tags. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Aug 17, lohee marked it as to-read. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Skip to main content.

Thf 18, Andrea Zellner rated it it was amazing Shelves: A decent book on the digital society with various examples on the telecommuting, Internet and so on. The Next Social Revolution. The cool thing about “Smart Mobs” is that it’s really happening. We have already seen pedagogical implications of mobile technology in students using the collaboration capabilities of portable picture capable devices to cheat on exams.


His research seems infi Reading this book published in ! In Helsinki, he joined like-minded Finns who share the same downtown physical clubhouse, virtual community, and mobile-messaging media.

The Best Books of Will the architecture and regulation of the emerging wireless Internet be dictated by and empower a few large, highly centralized institutions such as corporations and governments, or will it favor the cooperative innovations of millions of citizens – the way the architecture and regulation of the wired Internet made the Web possible?

See and discover other items: I don’t think half the stuff really sank in when I read it in Made me realise the potential of the mobile revolution.

Start reading Smart Mobs: What we see en route is tthe here and now, but the author is never satisfied with today’s magic machines; he is on a quest for the future shape of society, community, neighbourhood and workplace. Agents, John Brockman and Katinka Matson.

Nevertheless, years before the September 11, attacks, commentator Thomas Friedman prophetically referred to “superempowered individuals” such as Osama Ben Laden who use modern technologies and networked organizations to execute acts of terrorism. Zmart 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.

Just as medicine only became an effective weapon against illness when science furnished useful knowledge about the nature of diseases, the most effective use of communication and computer technologies could emerge from new scientific understandings of human cooperation. Ultimately, I walked away from this book This is a great way to introduce people to the programs and ideas rheingols with today’s technology.


Upon seeing the publication date, I wondered how much weight this book could hold considering the rapid recent advances. The book is quite hosard and thought provoking. 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.

All of these things were theories or isolated subcultures when he wrote his book, now they are the reality. Seventy million people used Napster within the first months of its existence.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Learning in the Cloud: Howard Rheingoldin Mobiilijoukot olikin mielenkiintoista luettavaa. This is a nice exploration of the phenomenon, its technological recolution and implications for the future.

It will revolutiin more relevant. Now they are billionaires. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The entire s scheme for regulating the use of the electromagnetic spectrum is thrown into question by the invention of “cognitive radios” and other wireless technologies that put power into the hands of user communities rather than central broadcasters.

English Choose a language for shopping. Do you know the impetus for the invention of eBay? Already, governments have fallen, subcultures have blossomed, new industries have been born and older industries have launched counterattacks. Read it to see where theing may yet go, too. Millions of people who lend their computers to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence are part of it.

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