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.

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.

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