Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

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Basic Books, 2002 - Computers - 266 pages
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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 super-efficient mobile communications-cellular phones, wireless-paging, and Internet-access devices-that will allow us to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere.Rheingold offers a penetrating perspective on the new convergence of pop culture, cutting-edge technology, and social activism. 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.
  

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4 stars for prescience. Rheingold was writing in 2002. His use of the word 'revolution' is a little problematic and symptomatic of a general lack of capitalist analysis or critique. Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

Great stuff but now dated. Read more recent book or follow author on Twitter for current updates. Read full review

Contents

How to Recognize the Future When It Lands on You
xi
Shibuya Epiphany
1
Technologies of Cooperation
29
Computation Nations and Swarm Supercomputers
63
The Era of Sentient Things
83
The Evolution of Reputation
113
Wireless Quilts
133
Smart Mobs The Power of the Mobile Many
157
AlwaysOn Panopticonor Cooperation Amplifier?
183
Notes
217
Index
251
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Howard Rheingold is a leading authority on the social implications of technology. A former founding editor of HotWired, he has served as editor of The Whole Earth Review and editor-in-chief of The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog, and on-line host for The Well. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

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