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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This book really opens your eyes to how technology is changing our society and the way we relate to people. The Next Social Revolution on your Kindle in under a minute.

In mmobsSoxial Rheingold started noticing people using mobile media in novel ways. The big battle coming over the future of smart mobs concerns media cartels and government agencies are seeking to reimpose the regime of the broadcast era in which the customers of technology will be deprived of the power to create and left only with the power to consume. We have already seen pedagogical implications of mobile technology in students using the collaboration capabilities of portable picture capable devices to cheat on exams.

RAND corporation analysts have pointed out that the Russian mafia and Colombian narcotics trafficking enterprises use “netwar” methods combining communication networks, social networks, and networked forms of organization.

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. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution

This is the big opportunity of smart mobs. It was such a fun read. I would recommend this work as well as African Fractals by Ron Eglash. Jul 31, L.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His research seems infinitely cool. Most of the analysis the author puts forth is already commonplace in our current apprehension of technology. When tens of millions of people pool their computing power, many things become possible. I don’t think half the stuff really sank in when I read rheingood in Aug 10, Tom Smyth rated it really liked it.

He is now sees a third wave of change underway in the first decade of the 21st century, as the combination of mobile communication and the Internet makes it possible for people to cooperate in ways never before possible. 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 sociap 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 group or collective action.


Read more Read less. You are better off with Ray Kurzweil’s book or any book on complex adaptive systems. He studies technology from sociology, anthropology, as well as just observation of how nextt are using the technology. Wireless networks show that communication bandwidth can be pooled. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. No trivia or quizzes yet. Five Hollywood movie studios and the four revoution 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 soical 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.

Smart mob devices, scial, norms, and social consequences are in their earliest stages of development, but they are evolving rapidly.

Mobile communication and pervasive computing technologies are permeating every part of our professional and personal lives with Internet-enabled capabilities. 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!

Rheingold offers a penetrating perspective on the new convergence of pop culture, cutting-edge technology, and hward activism.

Paperbackpages. Applying insights from sociology, artificial intelligence, engineering, and anthropology, Rheingolc offers a penetrating perspective on the brave new convergence of pop culture, cutting-edge technology, and social activism. He had some idea of how to look for early signs of momentous changes, having chronicled and forecast the PC revolution in and the Internet explosion in His research seems infi Reading this book published in !

Mastering the Transition to the Information Age. 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 rheingild to the ideas that Rheingold writes about in this book. Rheingold always manages to stay at the cutting edge of emergent media and the exciting developments in the realm of digital collaboration.

He brings in a consideration of non-zero-sum games as a basis for the phenomenon of collaboration and notes that even chimpanzees behave as though they were aware of such games. A decent book smat the digital society with various examples on the telecommuting, Internet and so te.


Write a customer review. Like many travel writers, he tells a good tale: Later a will accounced my opinions. Books by Howard Rheingold. Athough the book is about technology, it is about technology in a social contest, and Rheingold devotes a good deal of space to the role of the technology in assisting cooperative behaviour in society. So after reading the wonderfully concise book of pages I was amazed to find rheingood 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.

Dec 16, Megan Mcdowell rated it it was ok. Read reviews revolition mention smart mobs howard rheingold cell phones wearable computers social networks smart mob mobile phones change the way rheingold looks found in the book book revolutoon read this book mobs is such a book future internet technologies changing groups society communication. Howard Rheingold brings us a really nice set of actual examples–combined with his own unique insights–that provide the basis for next-generation communications strategies as what had been cohesive rhheingold fragment into a foam of indivduals united only by this moments current interest and the task at hand.

Millions of people who lend their computers to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence are part of it. Nevertheless, socixl 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.

Review: Smart mobs: the next social revolution

Point your device at a street sign, announce where you hpward to go, and follow the animated map beamed to the box in your palm; or point at a book in a store and see what the Times and your neighborhood reading group have to say about revolutiion. People are behaving in “linked” ways that transcend the obvious demographic definitions of groups we typically think of as “behaving in unison. Preview — Smart Mobs by Howard Rheingold. How to Thrive Online.

In particular, the technology brings the possibilities of surveillance to new levels: