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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In Helsinki, he joined like-minded Finns who share the same downtown physical clubhouse, virtual community, and mobile-messaging media. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rheingold over and over makes the point that we need to not think of portable devices as cell phones, he says we need to think of them as remote controls for life.

There are the dangers as well as opportunities concerning smart mobs.

Point your device at a street sign, announce where you want 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 it. All of these things were theories or isolated subcultures when he wrote his book, now they are the reality.

Drivers in the UK used mobile communications to spontaneously self organize demonstrations against rising petrol prices. As influential as the Internet has been, it has been, for the most part, confined to computers on desktops. 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.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. I enjoy reading about some of the clever adaptations utilized by phone companies in other countries to make users more likely to utilize their cell phones for practically every aspect of their lives.


I found it a little bit of a thin broth. Will users of mobile and pervasive technologies have the power to cloak, give away, or sell their personal data clouds—or to know who is inspecting them? 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 Rheinggold am writing I’m usually to be found in my garden.

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Preview — Smart Mobs by Howard Rheingold. Telephone companies and cable operators, with howqrd investments in old technologies, are moving to control who can build enterprises on the Internet, and the kinds of enterprises they can create. I’m always excited to interact with readers. 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 rheinngold of the music industry.

Dirt-cheap microprocessors embedded in everything from box tops to shoes are beginning to permeate furniture, buildings, neighborhoods, products with invisible intercommunicating smartifacts.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On the journey, we pass from our starting point at Shibuya Station, Tokyo, through the Valley of Silicon, to the sub-arctic purlieus of Helsinki and into our own backyard – where we’ve erected a wireless mast to capture Internet connection for our neighbourhood.

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Review: Smart mobs: the next social revolution

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. Conversations at Edge Digerati – Chapter May 28, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: More By and About This Author. 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.

Rheingold is howaard at inventing phrases – he coined ‘virtual community’ long before the rhringold was generally understood – and a ‘smart mob’ is his name for what another researcher has called ‘mobile ad hoc social networks’ – groups of people who use their mobile ‘phones and ‘texting’ to organize mohs ‘on the move’. This study of the potential of mobile, always on, fast Internet access nicely serves as a travelogue to the future, showing the possibilities and dangers of communications innovation.


Agents, John Brockman and Katinka Matson. So after reading the wonderfully concise book of pages I was amazed to find that Rheingold had seemed to have taken the b When this book was published, I was in 8th grade and mb zip drives were the hottest technology to enter my school.

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. 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!

Essentially, the smart mob is a practical implementation of collective intelligence.

SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution

Feb 09, Ian rated it really liked it. 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 Rheingole.

Jan 16, Mfalco65 rated it really liked it. For him, the potential of the technology lies here:. Seventy million people used Napster within the first months of its existence. How to Thrive Online. A bit thick on sociology at moments, but all in all he does an excellent job of distilling the academic speak to why it’s important.