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It doesn’t have to be.
In the 1990s, the venture capitalist John Doerr famously predicted that the Internet would lead to the “the largest legal creation of wealth in the history of the planet.” Indeed, the Internet has created a…
This is a really interesting angle considering how the resistance to as well as regulation and transformation of Internet will develop in the future.
I think this is a beautiful and poetic way of saying something profound. So beautiful that I will steal the form and transplant it to another context where I believe a similar relation exists.
What if the real value creation in society has left the traditional companies in the same way that Elvis has left the building? Long after the limo pulled away, the audience was still in the arena screaming for more, but real value creation escaped out the backdoor and down the digital highway, where it is taking on new forms that look nothing like that kind of value creation we used to know.
- Over 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook
- More than 2 billion search queries are performed on Twitter
- 172,800 new users signed up to LinkedIn
- 432,000 Vine videos are shared on Twitter
- One billion Likes are generated on Instagram
- 210 billion emails are sent and received – and 80 percent of them are spam.
“The Most Detailed Picture of the Internet Ever”
*Hacker who pulled it off brags in detail about his technique, dabbles in dazzling infoviz:
Social networks such as Facebook and on-line gaming are changing people’s view of who they are and their place in the world, according to a report for the government’s chief scientist.
The report, published by Prof Sir John Beddington, says that traditional ideas of identity will be less meaningful.
One consequence could be communities becoming less cohesive.
This change could be harnessed to bring positive changes or if ignored could fuel social exclusion, says the study.
“This can be a positive force, exemplified by the solidarity seen in the London 2012 Olympics or a destructive force, for example the 2011 riots,” says the report.
OK… I have read and been writing about this since even before the Network Society books written by Manuel Castells so maybe it is time that it will be acknowledged by a broader audience…
Harvard University’s first two courses on the new edX digital education platform launched this week, as more than 100,000 learners worldwide began taking dynamic online versions of CS50, the College’s popular introductory computer science class, and PH207, a Harvard School of Public Health course in epidemiology and biostatistics.
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P A Martin Börjesson
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