Home page logo
/

interesting-people logo Interesting People mailing list archives

The "Social Nervous System"
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:30:52 -0400



Begin forwarded message:

From: Kimi Wei <kim () thewei com>
Date: March 12, 2009 10:12:02 AM EDT
To: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: The "Social Nervous System"

http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/09/internet-innovations-hive-technology-breakthroughs-innovations.html?feed=rss_technology

The Rise Of The Social Nervous System

... the Internet is, at bottom, a communications network, and communication is the foundation of society, business and government. When you scale up communications, you change the world. ...

Emergency Response
The Mumbai attacks showcased the use of Twitter as a real-time, peer- to-peer information service. Throughout the event, people twittered the movement of the attackers. The police were on the service admonishing people not to disclose their own movements. Though there was criticism of whether or not the details were accurate (the BBC was criticized for integrating Twitter into its reporting), the larger point is that this real-time communication system influenced the physical behavior on the ground in Mumbai. This is a key point about the social nervous system: It coordinates (and sometimes directs) physical activity in the world.


--
This email sent by
Kimi Wei
201-475-1854  |  kimi () thewei com  |  thewei.com




-------------------------------------------
Archives: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/247/=now
RSS Feed: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/rss/247/
Powered by Listbox: http://www.listbox.com

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault