Networked Technologies Crucial in Protests

http://www.reportr.net/2011/01/30/figuring-impact-networked-technologies-unrest-egypt/

Our generation is the generation of social networking. There could be both positive and negative usage of networked technologies. In Egypt’s case, it was a hassel for the government, but it got thousands to unite for a protest. It is interesting to see how much power networked technologies have these days which can even create and change history.

The Power of Social Media: Overthrowing Governments

Many researchers are looking into the power that social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are having on organizing the overthrowing of governments such as Tunisia and potentially Egypt. An NPR story Social Media gets Credit For Tunisian Overthrow reports a young tech-saavy popoulation staging the world’s first “cyber-net revolution”.

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social media…for positive or negative? cause for shallow relationships??…will it result in people having mere acquaintances or real friends?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?entry_id=67056

tech c u l t u r e!

As convenience increases, is solitude on the increase as well?

Technology is shrinking our physical social interactions and turning them into passive communications and transactions via   netwroked technologies.

Checkout what Apple has on mind.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/106433/20110128/apple-hints-nfc-chips-might-come-to-iphones-ipads.htm

i n v e r s e p y r a m i d – a social networking experiment

In a bid to study behavioral economics, social networking, and game theory, DARPA  offered prize money to anyone who found 10 weather balloons located around the country.

The aim of the network challenge was to explore the unprecedented ability of the Internet to bring people together to solve tough problems and to mark the Internet’s 40th birthday.

Also to exhibit how the Internet has become an integral part of society and the global economy over the years.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222000298

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222000809