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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The title of this book is a mild pun. The most powerful opportunities for human progress are rooted not in dmart but in understandings of social practices.


Man, if I could have shifted the appointment that I had that day! But perhaps that relates to a lot rheibgold what books in this genre reiterate – the growing knowledge, expanding ideas, flourishing so-called knowledge culture. According to Rheingold, examples of smart mobs are the street protests organized by the anti-globalization movement.

As influential as the Internet has been, it has been, for the most part, confined to computers on desktops. Mobile communication and pervasive computing technologies are permeating every part of our professional and personal lives with Internet-enabled capabilities. howxrd

Judy and I have been together for 45 years! They only need to switch on the device. Howard Rheingold’s latest book is a kind of travelogue, wending its way from the present to an imagined future. People are using smart “mobs” rhymes with “robes” to become smart “mobs” rhymes with “robs”meaning, sophisticated mobile Internet access is allowing people who don’t know each other to act in concert.

Excellent book — you must read. From a technological point of view, rheingolc is, perhaps, the prospect for wireless networks that is the most interesting.

Msart my opinion we hold the future of journalism, the future of education, the future of social interaction in our society; in the palm of our hands. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. According to CNNthe first 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.


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. Methodologies like peer-to-peer networks and ubiquitous computing are also changing the ways in which people organize and share information.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 connected to the ideas that Rheingold writes about in this book.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the USA the Mmobs Federal Communications Commission controls the allocation of frequency to broadcasters and other users, but, as the author notes, this function is based on an earlier state of the technology.

But despite these flaws, and despite its age, this book is still better than some of its modern companions at explaining how technology is changing our society.

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Already, governments have fallen, subcultures have blossomed, new industries have been born and older industries have launched counterattacks. A smart mob is a group whose coordination and communication abilities have been empowered by digital communication technologies.

Click on a restaurant and warn your friends that the service has deteriorated. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from March Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 maint: The comic book Global Frequencywritten by Warren Ellisdescribes a covert, non-governmental intelligence organization built around a smart mob of people that are called on to provide individual expertise in solving extraordinary crises.

I’m new to Goodreads but will do my best to check in from time to time. 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 Outdated, obvious analysis that fails to delve into the philosophical or functional meaning of social technology.



With the appropriate wireless card in their computers, people in a small community could be supplied with genuine broadband at speeds up to 11Mb a second – which makes ADSL look positively snail-like. This book provides an excellent theoretical basis for the rise of social networks and why they are becoming powerful. This is some deep thinking introspection right here.

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Mobile communications and pervasive computing have the potential for magnifying cooperation far more powerfully than previous technologies; theingold with new knowledge about the social dynamics of collective action, smart mob technologies could make possible improvements in the way billions of people live. He also reminds us that the real impact of mobile communications will come not from the technology itself but from how people use it, resist it, and adapt to it.

Read this book to get a great feel for where things were headed This is the one that got me into Moblogs – mobile blogs – and I landed on Textamerica. While perhaps not as relevant or “hot” as it once was, the thoughts on technologically inspired social phenomena txt messaged organized resistance are still interesting.

May 21, VeerChand rated it it was amazing. Rheingold offers a penetrating perspective on the new convergence Smart Mobs takes us on a journey around the world for a preview of the next techno-cultural shift.

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 Communication and computing technologies capable of amplifying human cooperation rheinbold appear to be both beneficial and destructive, used by some to support democracy and by others to coordinate terrorist attacks.

When this book was published, I was in 8th grade and mb zip drives were the hottest technology to enter my school.

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