Remembering Revolutionary Media

The movement in Egypt was said to be “very dependent on Facebook,” according to an Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah who was quoted in the Washington Post. Fueled by the anger over high food prices and high unemployment, the citizen’s communications strategy went beyond social media.

Collective Intelligence expert, Don Tapscott, wrote in HuffPo about Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s attempt to maintain a “firm grip” on the country’s media, which was ultimately lost due to the “interactive and decentralized” power of the web.

ReadWriteWeb noted that even when 90% of Egyptian internet access points were shut down by major ISPs, the coordination of “old-style” dial up connections helped maintain communications throughout the country.

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Swarm Leadership

 
Amplify’d via knowmads.nl  [pdf]

Like bees we fly out and surf through our virtual and real life. And like bees we return to our community on and off line, to report what we think is most interesting, to see, follow up upon. The more interesting our story, the more exited our dance, the more people, who trust us, the more followers we’ll see following our trail, often the trail of people who have gone before.

What is a Swarm?

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Swarm Leadership

Dead on the Web (Future140 Part 2)

Are you ready to die? What about all of those pieces of you left behind on the Internet? Are they a fair representation of who you really are?

Think about it.

Recently I’ve been reflecting on a project I started called Future140. It demands well thought out answers in 140 seconds or less. For my second micro-interview on Future140 I decided to challenge my dad, who happens to be a professor and the most accessible intellectual I know. He’s always taken a liking to the subject of death. He recently has been dabbling in social media and I thought he might have some insight into a question that had been plaguing me.

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“We all die. But now our Internet activity, comments, photos, etc. live on. Do our digital lives matter?”

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