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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Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold

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Preview — Smart Mobs by Howard Rheingold. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. Language, the alphabet, cities, the printing press did not eliminate poverty or injustice, but they did make it possible for groups of people to create cooperative enterprises such as science and democracy that increased the health, welfare, and liberty of many.

Retrieved from ” https: The concept has caught on among young Japanese, where cliques of teenagers hang out together rheingolf day, despite being in different places, by sending and receiving hundreds of iconic text transmissions on their iMode telephones.

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Mobile communication and pervasive computing technologies are permeating every part of our professional and personal lives with Internet-enabled capabilities. Howard Rheingold’s latest book is a kind of travelogue, wending its way from the present to an imagined future. 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.


Archived from the original on Community organizing Superorganisms Collective intelligence Crowd psychology Social information processing. This book provides an excellent theoretical basis for the rise of social networks and why they are becoming powerful. Would like to read what he is writing about now! Sep 06, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Just as the microprocessor and the television screen combine into an entirely new technology with its own capabilities, the personal computer, and millions of computers linked through the global telecommunication network constitute an entirely new technology with its own capabilities, the Internet, the marriage of the mobile telephone and the Internet will result in far more than email or stock quotes in your pocket – the mobile Internet in a computation-pervaded environment will constitute an entirely new medium with its own properties.

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 found in my garden.

Jul 28, Scallet is currently reading it. The chapter on Wireless community networks, webloggers, buyers and sellers on eBay are early indicators of smart mobs that will emerge in the coming decade. No trivia or quizzes yet. From a technological point of view, it is, perhaps, the howaed for wireless networks that is the most interesting.

The people who make up smart mobs cooperate in ways never before possible because they carry devices that possess both communication and computing capabilities. 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.

Even though Rheingold wrote this foray into the world of Scandinavian and Japanese text messaging back init appears the US still hasn’t entirely caught up with them and a lot of the points he makes are as prevalent today as they were more than half a decade ago a feat, considering the rapid progression of today’s technology by old-timey standards.

They moba along food, drink, chairs and a table and the whole group then gathers to have a meal, after which they disperse. Remember the Flash Mob craze? The comic book Global Frequencywritten by Warren Ellisdescribes a covert, non-governmental intelligence organization built around a smart mob of mons that are called on to provide individual expertise in solving extraordinary crises.

In this timely—if at times overenthusiastic—survey of wireless communication devices, Rheingold The Virtual Community conveys how cell phones, pagers and PDAs are shaping modern culture. This was written in ! Great stuff but now dated.


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. Could this be because our socialization skills were developed in a pre-silicon era? Communication and computing technologies capable of amplifying human cooperation already appear to be both beneficial and destructive, used by some to support democracy and by others to coordinate terrorist attacks.

The author accurately, and in an almost visionary way, describes how communication technologies are changing social interaction – for millenials When they connect the tangible objects and places of our daily lives with the Internet, handheld communication media mutate into wearable remote control devices for the physical world.

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 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. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Aug 17, lohee marked it as to-read.

When tens of millions of people pool their computing power, many things become possible. In andHoward Rheingold started noticing people using mobile media in novel ways. He began to see how these events were connected. There are both dangers and opportunities posed by this emerging phenomenon. The expensive auctions of radio spectrum for next-generation “3G” mobile communications are threatened by the emergence of radically more cost effective technologies in the form of grassroots wireless networks.

A decent book on the digital society with various examples on the telecommuting, Internet and so on. rhsingold

This is the big opportunity of smart mobs. This book leans a bit toward the techno-utopian side of things, but is easy and entertaining to read. Reading this book published in ! Jun 08, Misti rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jan 16, Mfalco65 rated it really liked it.