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Top ten brains of the digital future « Prospect Magazine. Above: digital consumers are living for the first time in a culture where being part of a globally interconnected group is normal When we refer to something digital—a film, a book, a song—we simply mean that it exists as a string of ones and zeroes within a machine.

Top ten brains of the digital future « Prospect Magazine

As ever more of our cultural and intellectual life migrates towards digital media, however, the staggering implications are becoming clear: that to live in a digital age is to live in an era of instantaneous and infinite reproduction, communication and creation. Change has rarely been at once so rapid and so universal; and many ideas that will shape the 21st century are emerging from the digital realm. In the past 12 months, the total number of global internet users has swept past the 2bn mark.

10 incredible social media infographics. Slideshare version of the fantastic. The Great Global Awakening has Arrived: Egypt, Revolution and the Drive to Control the Internet. My study of mythology has led me to conclude that all of our great stories are conscious and/or unconscious projections or some combination thereof, of the total human condition as uniquely metaphoralized by each author.

The Great Global Awakening has Arrived: Egypt, Revolution and the Drive to Control the Internet

We have grown ignorant of this truth and the great masses fail to glean the essential message embedded in the imagery, actions and key ideas. The Matrix movie is one such example. The Matrix is a metaphorical rendition of the fix we find ourselves in. Neo’s home within the matrix of reality is a bubble. A bubble reality created by those who run the matrix reality show. The Great Global Awakening (GGA) is much more than a sweet sounding religious or spiritual platitude, even though two of the three main views on the GGA are from spiritual points of view.

The Christian view of the GGA is more of a globalizing and marketing effort to continue asserting Christian enthnocentrism. We may discount the Christian view of the GGA based on its self serving enthnocentrism. Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake. By Maria Popova Last year, actor Rainn Wilson surprised us with his insightful and utterly un-Dwightlike thoughts on creativity.

Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake

As it turns out, Wilson is scholar of human nature and the creative process. His newish book, SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions, explores the human condition from a rich and fascinating array of angles, spanning life and death, art and creativity, sex and relationships, the brain and the soul, science and technology, and just about everything in between. When I got so well-known for The Office, I just wanted to create something positive on the Internet. Museum of Possibilities. Internet Culture. SFA to screen ‘Digital Nation’ Where's the story?

SFA to screen ‘Digital Nation’

2 Points Mentioned Douglas Rushkoff’s documentary was filmed for PBS’ “Frontline” and first aired February 2010. The 78-minute film about our digital culture examines topics such as limited attention spans of multitaskers, computer gaming addiction, social relationships, virtual experiences and teaching with technology. NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - As a part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier" at 7 p.m. World Map Of Social Networks Shows Facebook’s Ever-Increasing Dominance. State of the World 2011: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky. Bruce Sterling is a science fiction author, journalist, speaker, and citizen of the world, spending much of his time on the road, in Serbia, in Italy, and in the U.S.

State of the World 2011: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky

He's traveled broadly all his life, and has cultivated a global perspective which informs his writing, both fiction and journalism. He has focused on the cutting edges of Internet and hacker cultures, environmentalism, and global politics, and more recently he has become a critic of design and proponent of "design fiction. " Jon Lebkowsky is an Internet expert, evangelist, and consultant, social commentator, gonzo futurist, media analyst and critic, organizer and activist based in Austin, Texas.

He's cofounder and Chief Digital Officer of Plutopia Productions, a future-focused events, entertainment, and media company. Mozilla Drumbeat: Open Web Meets Open Learning. What if the same energy, ideals, organizational effectiveness, global army of volunteers and code wizardry that created the Firefox web browser could be applied to learning and education?

Mozilla Drumbeat: Open Web Meets Open Learning

Don't forget that the Mozilla Foundation is all about maintaining the openness and generativity of the Web. Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, told me recently "we need to do more than make a browser" for Mozilla to advance its larger goals. I asked him why Mozilla decided to turn its attention and formidable energies to education and learning. "We looked at each other," Surman said, "and asked ourselves who kinda looks like the people who made Firefox? " Book review: Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think? In the mid-20th century, the French sociologist Jacques Ellul posed 76 "reasonable questions" that he thought we should ask about any new technology.

Book review: Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

They included moral questions such as "What values does its use foster? " and "What is lost by using it? " and social ones such as "What are its effects on relationships? " Today, as we rush to embrace the latest gadgets and apps, we tend merely to ask: "What does it do? " Home - Edward Tenner. All Things Connected. The Web Is a Customer Service Medium. Thursday, January 6, 2011 By Paul Ford I look forward to your feedback.

The Web Is a Customer Service Medium

I sometimes chat with people in the book- and magazine-publishing industries. They complain to me about the web. They worry about what is being lost. Books are not product. Mind Mapping Software. List of Influencer Identification Tools. After working on some influencer identification product reviews and stories recently, I decided it might be useful to compile a list of influencer discovery tools for your use.

List of Influencer Identification Tools

If I’m missing any software platforms or services in this list, please drop a comment or send me an email and I will update as needed. Consider this an ever-growing resource and bookmark it or share with your networks. I promise to update it and annotate it as needed. This list is not (yet) comprehensive. Please help me build it. Influencer Identifcation Tools The following software platforms and services offer the ability to identify online influencers and voices in the social media space that your company or brand may want to reach out to for your marketing efforts. Alianzo – Blog Catalog-like blogging community tool that lists and organizes blogs, Twitter and Facebook accounts by an impact/influence algorithm.

Hrheingold: How I use Twitter, search, Diigo Delicious, DEVONthink, Scrivener to find, refine, organize information. Our Most Read Posts in 2010. "The Anti-Social Network": Jon Stewart wonders why Facebook has one privacy policy for us and another for themselves! - UniqueVisitor. The Importance of Vacation. “Welcome to the workin’ week.

The Importance of Vacation

I know it don’t thrill you, I hope it don’t kill you.” – Elvis Costello One of the great luxuries of the 21st century is vacation without e-mail. If I had to choose between a pampered resort with constant internet access or a dowdy motel without any cellphone service, I’d go for the motel every time. There is something truly decadent about turning off e-mail, quitting Twitter, signing off Facebook and going to the beach. The first few hours are a bit bumpy — I hallucinate the ping, ping, ping of my inbox — but I eventually get over the anxiety of my digital disconnectedness. This blog post is an elaborate rationalization for why such lazy vacations are so useful. Evan Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info: Tech News «

Evan Williams and I have known each other for a long time. From a struggling entrepreneur who started Blogger, to a successful founder who got liberal funding for his podcasting start-up Odeo, to the accidental launch of Twitter — to me, he has been pretty much the same person. He prefers to stay out of the limelight, leaving (most if not all the media duties) to his co-founder Biz Stone.

And even in crowds he is quiet. But occasionally he speaks freely. COMIC CON 2008: Wil Wheaton talks internet culture. Twitter Directory and Search, Find Twitter Followers. Exploring and Defining Influence: A New Study. InShare100 Influence is bliss… 20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools.

Take the pulse of the social Web by hitting these rich targets Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, brands, businesses, NGOs, educators, independent publishers, individuals. In this social media monitoring series: • Guide to monitoring social media conversations • 10 paid social media monitoring services for nonprofits • How to build & manage a monitoring dashboard.

Le Web 2010 Wrap Up from Social Media Clubhouse 5. As promised Social Media Clubhouse 5, in collaboration with af83media and ReadWriteWeb France have shared nearly 30 panel and one-on-one interviews from leading industry experts in social media, technology, mobile, startups and entrepreneurship. With so much content, we wanted to highlight some of the main takeaways from Social Media Clubhouse 5: Innovative Global Village hosted at Le Web 2010, Paris, France. If you're hungry for more there are more than 8 hours of footage that you can find at Social Media Clubhouse. There were many excellent interviews and panel discussion around the future of mobile, localization, social media but these are a some of the meatier discussions. Collaborative Culture: Insights from Peter Senge on the Foundations of Organizational Learning « Driving innovation in a digital world. CHARLOTTE, NC. January 2011, by Chris Jones On the road to unlocking collaboration, our culture series has taken us through a review of Schein’s many layers, Handy’s four structural models, and Kotter’s eight steps for change – lots of ways to slice and dice the cultural barriers.

Human Rights in the Information Society: Utopias, Dystopias and Human Values by Giovanni Sartor. Google’s Nifty Guide To Web Technology; It’s iBooks-Like But Built With HTML5. In what they’re calling a throwback to the original comic book they released to announce the launch of Chrome, Google has today unveiled a new site meant to educate users about browsers and the web. 20 Things I Learned About Browsers & The Web is actually an interactive web app meant to look like a children’s book. Changing Times: Learning in a socially connected world. Digital Ethnography. 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2011. With more than 550 million people on Facebook, 65 million tweets posted on Twitter each day, and 2 billion video views each day on YouTube?

Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online - O'Reilly Media. The Mine! Project. World Values Survey. 10 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2010. Planetwork.net. Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die. SeeYourImpact.org. 290+ Social Media Resources From 2010. You’ve Got to Have (150) Friends. Reflections on the year — Thoughts for the next.

This is my first year back on the Web after a 5 year break. A vision of students today. The Augmented Social Network. Jon Udell. Our World Digitized: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly. Social Networking: The Future. Crap Detection 101 : Howard Rheingold : City Brights. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.” Ernest Hemingway, 1954. Crap Detection 101. OU makes e-Books available on iTunes - 10/29/2010. Uncovered Gem: Marshall McLuhan on The Global Village. The Web 2.0 Summit Points of Control Map. Walking on Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age. Loose ties vs. strong: Pinyadda’s platform finds that shared interests trump friendships in “social news” Facebook’s Social Inbox Wants to Take Over Your Email: Tech News «

How should we use data to improve our lives? - By Michael Agger. Can Twitter Make You Smarter? The Case For Social Media in Schools. Top Trends of 2010: Social Shopping. The ethics of content theft in a digital world. Use of Social Network Sites and Instant Messaging ... [Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2010] - PubMed result. The Digital Disruption: Connectivity and the Diffusion of Power. Everyone Forever Now: Subcultural Storytelling. The Chaos of Constant Connection? ?Year of the Rabbit? [video] DIGITAL ACTIVISM – MY PEBBLE IN THE POND. Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Around by Steve Miller Band. The digital-culture Daily. The ted newcomb Daily.

A Distracting Article About Digital Distraction. Visualizing Enlightenment-Era Social Networks. Welcome to digitalculturebooks. Web 2.0 productivity tools. Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality. What is Digital Culture? INSC 598 Digital Culture. Cities Without Borders: Digital Culture and Decentralization. The Daily (daily)

Don Tapscott: New York Times Cover Story on "Growing Up Digital" Misses the Mark. « Get ready. Social scoring will change your life. »» Social Media best practices, Social scoring, careers, personal branding »» Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow} The Trouble w/ Silos: Lessons from Charles Handy « Driving innovation in a digital world. Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now. Lewis Hyde, author of Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership. Everything’s Connected - Why All Marketing Will Become Social. The Art of Immersion. Brain Pickings. Report warns of 'digital Dark Age' if digitisation is left to private sector. Marshall McLuhan in Conversation with Mike McManus - Friday May 7 2010 2010 at 10:30 pm ET. Free Children's Books Online from A Story Before Bed - A Story Before Bed. Open Culture.

Distracted pedestrians - chicagotribune.com. Conference.archimuse.com. Q: What Does Quora Mean For The Future Of Blogging? A: Business As Usual. Evan Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info: Tech News and Analysis « Clive Thompson on Secret Messages in the Digital Age. The Rise of Digital Multitasking [STATS] An Audience with an Audience of Audiences « Brian Solis Brian Solis. Digital Lifestyle Archives. Geek Culture Will Never Die...or Be Popular.