Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dvf1976 - LibraryThing
This book wasn't quite everything that I had hoped for. Specifically, I was looking for some insight into 'social tagging'. The topics it did cover (p2p, reputation systems, wireless connectivity) were pretty good. Read full review
Smart mobs: the next social revolutionUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Rheingold coined the term smart mobs to describe groups of people able to act in concert by using mobile media and wireless computer networks to organize collective actions, even without knowing one ... Read full review