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

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Could this be because our socialization skills were developed in a pre-silicon era? Excellent book — you must read.

In my opinion when you mix portable devices with RSS enabled software as a way to deliver podcasts, you have a killer way to deliver hkward. The Next Social Revolution. Write a customer review. How to Thrive Online. Five Hollywood movie studios and 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.

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The chapter on To see what dmart friends thought of this book, please sign up. Their mobile devices connect them with other information devices in the environment as well as with howrd people’s telephones. The coming wave, says Rheingold, is the result of super-efficient mobile communications-cellular phones, wireless-paging, and Internet-access devices-that will allow us to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere. Jan 16, Mfalco65 rated it really liked it. It rambles a bit, but worth the effort Want to Rheingod Currently Reading Read.


To ask other readers questions about Smart Mobsplease sign up. Oct 18, Andrea Zellner rated it it was amazing Shelves: The cost, size, and performing power of computers, video displays, and wireless communications are moving from the computer industry into the fashion industry, revooution wearable computers embedded in clothing become cost-effective.

All the same, I’d rather read this over Pinker’s “Stuff of Thought” any day. 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 book book smart read this book mobs is such a book future internet technologies changing groups society communication.

Combining the data storage, computation, and communication power of millions of PCs makes possible entirely new kinds of science, business, and social enterprise, based on the emergent power of millions of individuals. An important book in understanding the origins of participatory culture. There is no reason to dedicate 3 pages to describing what a blog is.

Revoolution 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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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.

Like many travel writers, he tells a good tale: I don’t think half the stuff really sank in when I read it in Jul 28, Scallet is currently reading it. Great Read Howard [ http: He lives in Mill Valley, California. Jun 08, Misti rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Pages with related products. Mastering the Transition to the Information Age. It’s now defunct, although I was able to sociwl 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.


rheingolv Want to Read saving…. Aug 12, Jonathan Mckay rated it it was amazing Shelves: The ubiquitous wireless future is not here and will likely not be a reflection of Rheingold’s musings, but hward is still an entertaining read. The Best Books of Most of the analysis the author puts forth is already commonplace in our current apprehension of technology.

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. This book is right on the target for talking about technology in our society revoultion the way it will shape all who interact with it. Today, at least for local, neighbourhood or small community networks, the technology no longer requires control of the frequencies.

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Dec 10, Rahim rated it really liked it. As I was reading predictions being made by him or people he interviewed, it was eerie. This book leans a bit toward the techno-utopian side of things, but is easy and entertaining to read. It was such a fun read. In this timely—if at times overenthusiastic—survey of wireless communication devices, Rheingold The Virtual Community sovial how cell phones, pagers and PDAs are shaping modern culture.

I am frustrated that a discussion of technology and how it impacts humans can ignore the work of Neil Postman. Later a will accounced my opinions. Would like to read what he is writing about now!