Posts Tagged ‘community’

A book review The problem with books about the impact of social media on society is that most of them are too polemic. The positive books make sweeping claims about how social media is going to change the world for the better. Their writers predict social media will cause more a participatory, open and democratic […]


Are the N-Geners different after all? Is the swift, social media enabled, coordination of mass protests in the “Arab spring” or the “London Riots” a sign of a rising “culture of cooperation”, inspired by the Internet?  In their book Wikinomics netoptimists Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams claim the Net- Generation, born after the invention of […]


Many web services publish an API, and much of the innovation on the web  is a result of that. With an API (Application Programming Interface) a web service allows third parties to reuse some of their data and functionality. Many see this as a perfect example of open innovation as Henry Chesbrough defined it in […]


Last week, the developers of “Diaspora”, an open source alternative to Facebook released the code of their application. Responses were mixed. Some found security issues, others critiqued the AGPL license, while many others merely expressed their excitement. Many people would like to see a project like Diaspora to be a success, if only because of its David […]


As February featured both the bankruptcy of sellaband.com and the kick-off of its bookish equivalent tenpages.com, the crowdfunding business model has been in the center of attention again. Is the bankruptcy of SellABand a sign the business model that helped Obama become president is flawed? Is the model still viable once the newness wears off? […]


News about News

12Mar10

The Pew Internet Project studies the social impact of the internet. It is an initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Their most recent report is called “Understanding The Participatory News Costumer” and deals with the way […]