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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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. The big battle coming over the future of smart mobs concerns howadd cartels and government agencies are seeking to reimpose the regime of the broadcast era in which the customers of technology will be deprived of the power to create and left only with the power to consume.

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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.

The ubiquitous wireless future is not here and will likely not be a reflection of Rheingold’s musings, but this is still an entertaining read. Smart mobs sometimes are manipulated by the dispatchers who control the ‘mobbing system’ i. We have already seen pedagogical implications of mobile technology in students using the collaboration capabilities of portable picture capable devices to cheat on exams.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from March Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 maint: 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. Discover what to read next. Although state-sponsored surveillance and much commercially motivated data collection is conducted for the most part without the consent of knowledge of the surveillant, issues of privacy today are complicated by the voluntary adoption of technologies that disclose private information to others.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. This book was written Facebook was invented, before wikipedia became important, and while ‘wireless internet’ was still a geek fantasy.


Are the populations of tomorrow going to be users, like the PC owners and website creators who turned technology to widespread innovation? This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

When he lacks the time to tarry, his researcher is busy back in the library digging out the latest news from the research journals, and this news is incorporated into the story.

This is a geek must read book. This book takes a look at the increasing popularity of mobile “pervasive” technologies and explores what the implications might be. He learned that the demonstrators in the anti-WTO protests used dynamically updated websites, cell-phones, and “swarming” tactics in the “battle of Seattle,” and that a million Filipino citizens toppled President Estrada in through public rhringold organized by salvos of text messages.

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RAND corporation analysts have pointed out that the Russian mafia and Colombian narcotics trafficking enterprises use “netwar” methods combining communication networks, social networks, and networked forms of organization. The concept has caught on among young Japanese, where cliques of teenagers hang out together all day, despite being in different places, by sending and receiving hundreds of iconic text transmissions on their iMode telephones. And reading of other people’s cleverness made me try to think more cleverly too.

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.

Oct 17, Nate rated it liked it Shelves: Rheingold was writing in Read it to see where theing may yet go, too.

Many of his ideas on ubiquitous computing sound like a list of soundbites from graduate CS students at my university. Upon seeing the publication date, I wondered how much weight this book could hold considering the rapid recent advances. Dec 10, Rahim rated it really liked it. On the first Saturday after the election, more than significant protests took place—many with thousands of participants—without any traditional organizing effort.

Lists with This Book. Feb 14, Srav Chag rated it did not like it. Aug 10, Tom Smyth rated it really liked it.


The Critical Mass bicycling events, dating back toare also sometimes compared to smart mobs, due to their self-organizing manner of assembly. Exley wrote in December that the self-organized protests “demonstrated that a fundamental change is taking place in our national political life.

From his starting point with ‘social mobs’, Rheingold moves on to other things.

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His research seems infi Reading this book published in ! All the same, I’d rather read this over Pinker’s “Stuff of Thought” any day. Jul 28, Scallet is currently reading it. Want to Read saving….

SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution

The people who make up smart mobs cooperate in ways never before possible because they carry devices that possess both communication and computing capabilities. Preview — Smart Mobs by Howard Rheingold. 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.

Apr 02, mcburton rated it liked it Recommends it for: 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! Why subscribe to a paper newspaper when the technology to get information in your portable device is here, is improving, is more timely and is more compelling than print?

Aug 12, Jonathan Mckay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Still amazing to me how Rheingold predicted and identified the extent to which social media exactly like Twitter, facebook, etc would change our world. 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.

Skip to main content. A smart mob is a group whose coordination and communication abilities have been empowered by digital communication technologies.


For him, the potential of rneingold technology lies here:. To ask other readers questions about Smart Mobsplease sign up. 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.