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4 Tips For Turning A Great Idea Into A Full-Blown Movement

4 Tips For Turning A Great Idea Into A Full-Blown Movement | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Paul Eagle


Last December, TED, the nonprofit incubator of “ideas worth spreading,” announced that its prestigious annual prize, previously awarded to an individual, would go to an idea: City 2.0.

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New Paradigms For Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing

The world of social interaction, fuelled by the plethora of social media tools, has opened up new opportunities to learn and share.
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Social Media & The Connected Consumer What You Need to Know

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This piece was written by Brian Solis about what he refers to as Generation C - the "always connected" generation.  


There are a lot of relevant insights and suggestions in this article. I've pulled out some points that caught my attention:


What is the future of social media? Do you think it will pull ahead of classical media?


**Social media has given birth to a different type of customer, the connected customer or otherwise what I refer to as Generation-C where “C” represents “connected.” Gen-C is not bound by age. They’re not defined by income or education.




** They live the digital lifestyle and traverse across all demographics. These consumers do not surf the web like other customers. They don’t learn nor make decisions like that of their traditional counterparts.


**They live and breathe in social networks and rely on smartphones or tablets as their windows to the world.


**when you compare the size of the market for traditional consumers vs. Generation C, only one of the two segments is growing while the other is shrinking over time.



**If you had to invest in the future of your business to earn attention and ultimately relevance, the greatest ROI is tied to the connected customer


Here are some takeaways:


The goal is to have a process and a supporting system for recognizing opportunities and piloting them as they arise.


**The trick is to understand the difference between emerging and disruptive technology


**only focus on those that will deliver and not distract.


How can social media activity increase the revenues and profitability of a company?


**To activate social commerce requires that you define an experience around the transaction where the outcome is of course the sale


**the journey is in its own way engaging and fulfilling.


**You must define a click path from a social network to a destination that facilitates a transaction but is also in alignment with the expectations of a social consumer


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The infinite creative power of Chaos | THE WHEEL OF CREATIVITY

The infinite creative power of Chaos | THE WHEEL OF CREATIVITY | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

The point of Chaos is a fragile time, and what we do in these hours and days and months will determine whether it leads us to failure or a new way of life.


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Research Shows The Heart Has Its Own “Brain” and Consciousness

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Research in the new discipline of neurocardiology shows that the heart is a sensory organ and a sophisticated center for receiving and processing information. The nervous system within the heart (or “heart brain”) enables it to learn, remember, and make functional decisions independent of the brain’s cerebral cortex.


**Moreover, numerous experiments have demonstrated that the signals the heart continuously sends to the brain influence the function of higher brain centers involved in perception, cognition, and emotional processing.


In addition to the extensive neural communication network linking the heart with the brain and body, the heart also communicates information to the brain and throughout the body via electromagnetic field interactions.


**The heart generates the body’s most powerful and most extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field. Compared to the electromagnetic field produced by the brain, the electrical component of the heart’s field is about 60 times greater in amplitude, and permeates every cell in the body. The magnetic component is approximately 5000 times stronger than the brain’s magnetic field and can be detected several feet away from the body with sensitive magnetometers.


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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
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The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

I selected this piece via Monica Anderson because this topic is all about change so "This little story of Keep Calm and Carry On" is like a serendipity amidst all the confusion, chaos and change going on in our world today, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


"To find out more about Barter Books visit http://www.barterbooks.co.uk to download the 'Keep Calm' iphone app visit http://bit.ly/keepcalmapp A short film th...

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A Photomontage by Scott Mutter -- "Untitled (Escalator)" - Surrational Images

A Photomontage by Scott Mutter -- "Untitled (Escalator)" - Surrational Images | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Beautiful lyrics written by Scott Mutter that speak to visionaries and change makers, perfect for this topic. Originally shared by Jennifer Sertl on Twitter


Scott Mutter


"A lyric I wrote isn't meant to define this image but to speak to it and at the same time to introduce a truism of human nature:


I'm a pilgrim on the edge, on the edge of my perception. We are travelers at the edge, we are always at the edge of our perceptions".


--Scott Mutter, Surrational Images



Surrational Images Photomontage by Scott Mutter.

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Core Principles for the New Economy: Human Agency & Enlightened Self-Interest

Core Principles for the New Economy: Human Agency & Enlightened Self-Interest | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Venessa Miemis because she is truly a leader and change agent. I absolutely agree with her philosophy and what she is trying to do in the world.


Here is a quote from this piece which is an ongoing discussion about creating a community of trust, sharing resources, knowledge and empowering each other to innovate together and create solutions to some major challenges. This excerpt gives you the essence of what's she's saying and what she and this community she started stands for. So inspiring!


"“Enlightened self-interest is a philosophy in ethics which states that persons who act to further the interests of others (or the interests of the group or groups to which they belong), ultimately serve their own self-interest".


*Another way to say this is “do well by doing good.”


*Another way to say it is “a rising tide lifts all boats.”


*My interpretation of this phrase is that we still retain our individual expression, we still build our own “brands” and communities, we still create our own customized versions of products and services.


**BUT, we do so in a way that is mindful and pie-expanding, not exploitative or creating false scarcity. The idea is that we can create value and wealth for the world, which ultimately serves ourselves, because we live in the world.


As things evolve on social networks, choosing a community or communities with people of like minds to work together in a focused, efficient manner to make what exists better and build things that have not been created before or whatever comes next is really where the richness comes in .


If this strikes a chord with you, you will want to follow this community of people who have the depth, compassion and ability to make this world a better place. It's definitely worth your time to read this article and follow Venessa Miemis.


My last comment, trust is a process, it's not something you put on speed dial, when someone consistently demonstrates their integrity through their actions, you build trust. I think Venessa's post in response to what Stowe Boyd wrote about trust and all the naysayers who don't understand what her vision is, is right on the money.


Intro:


Yesterday Stowe Boyd wrote a commentary (Getting to Trust: Better Swift than Deep) in response to my post about trust and collaboration, saying that the way of the future is connectives, not collec...

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The Changing Nature of Work - Part of An Ongoing Series

The Changing Nature of Work - Part of An Ongoing Series | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

When I look for great content, I have many sources, but there are some that I can always count on. I found this one from one of my favorite people, Robin Good.


This piece is an ongoing series by the BBC News -  about the Future of Work. They asked some experts to give their take on how work is going to change. Tom Austin, from Gartner Group has written this article and gives us some great insights and suggestions for executives to start changing the way do business to get ready for the future.


Here's what caught my attention:


Tom Austin says: "Instead of spreadsheets, workers will interact with virtual enviornments"


**The changing nature of work means that organisations need to plan ahead for increasingly chaotic environments.


**The future of work will be a mix of many styles, evolving in various ways in different environments and cultures.


**De-routinisation of work - The core value that people add does not lie in processes that can be automated


**marketers will have to find variants and test their likely impact


**Swarms - Swarming is a new and different form of teamwork, characterised by a flurry of collective activity from everyone available and able to add value.


**Working with collectives


**Gartner labels informal groups that are beyond the direct control of organizations & bound by a common interest, fad or historical accident as "collectives"


**Smart business executives discern how to live in a business ecosystem they cannot control but can influence


**Understanding the collectives that potentially influence their organisation, as well as the key people in these external groups, is essential.


**Simulation & experimentation


**Active engagement with simulated environments will replace drilling into cells in spreadsheets.


**Gartner envisions different representations of many sorts of data, navigable at human scale in simulated environments, assembled by agent technologies that determine what materials go together on the basis of watching people work with content.


**Hyper-connected


**Hyper-connectedness is a property of most organisations, existing within networks of networks, unable to completely control any of them.


**Hyper-connectedness will lead to more work crossing company boundaries in both formal and informal relationships. This has implications for how people work and how IT supports or augments that work.


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Read full article here: [http://bbc.in/AshGBq]


Read the full series here: [http://bbc.in/AxsIOJ]

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Thanks Robin for this piece, it's great as always!
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Why the Future of Your Brand Will Be Crowdsourced

Why the Future of Your Brand Will Be Crowdsourced | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece is written by Simon Mainwaring on his blog, I selected it because I loved reading his book We First and he is truly an inspiration to me and many others. Today is his birthday and the world is definitely a better place because he's in it! Happy Birthday Simon!!


Intro:


In this article, Simon talks about the power of crowdsourcing through social media. and uses the example of how it has been demonstrated through the power of citizen activism during the economic collapse and bankruptcy in Iceland when 950 people were randomly selected to spend a day discussing a new constitution.


Their meetings were open to the public streamed live on its Facebook page. They also had a Twitter and Youtube account where they interacted with the public and created a constitution written by the people for the people.


Here's what caught my attention:


**What’s important to keep in mind when we think about the future is that social media enables all parties to have a platform. 


**We can use it as a tool to unify our voices as thoughtful, compassionate beings seeking to build a better world for all humankind.


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The State of Influencers Theory #Infographic

The State of Influencers Theory #Infographic | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

By Leslie Bradshaw

 

From Moses’ clay tablets, to the Old Spice Guy, to Fred Wilson’s blog, influencers have been influencin’ since the dawn of time.

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Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just wake up one day and decide to create an Internet meme. Something doesn’t go viral until it has been thoroughly embraced and shared by the masses. And how does it get to that point? People who have unique insight and respect from their peers influence other people. And, therefore, play an important role in helping the content, meme, or idea along. The word that we use to describe these kinds of people is “influencer” (I also have friends and strategists who prefer “tastemaker” — but only the hip ones. Influencer is pretty industry standard).

 

Malcolm Gladwell wrote in The Tipping Point that, “A very small number of people are connected to everyone else in a few steps — the rest of us are linked to the world through those special few.” One of my favorite thinkers in the space and another DC powerhouse Geoff Livingston discusses Gladwell’s theory and several others in his book Welcome to the Fifth Estate — including an entire section on the “History of Influencer Theory” on the social web.

 

As with the Big Bang and the extinction of dinosaurs, there’s not just one theory about influencers, there are several. Livingston breaks it down like this:

 

To visualize how these theories all come together in the social web, Livingston partnered with JESS3 to create The State of Influencer Theory Infographic.

Here’s the result of our first brainstorming session:


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New! 2012+ Trends Map | Trends in the Living Networks

New! 2012+ Trends Map | Trends in the Living Networks | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

New! 2012+ Trends Map

Ross Dawson, February 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm


Richard Watson of NowandNext.com and I have collaborated extensively over the years, including on numerous client projects. Richard is very well-known for his Trend Blend annual series of maps (here are the 2007-2010 trend maps).


I collaborated with Richard on several of them but not on the more recent ones, partly as he is now based in London.


Our Trend Blend 2007+ map based on the London subway map spawned an entire genre of trend maps based on city train lines.


****Here is Richard’s Trend Map for 2012, once again breaking new ground in communicating trends and ideas. Enjoy!

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A Plan for Harnessing the Art of Creativity

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Maria Popova's review of Dancing About Architecture - A Field Guide to Creativity is insightful as always, and something for everyone who is looking to find their "creative voice". 


As I was reading this,  it occurred to me that everyone who wants to find their unique voice  should read this book, it has a step by step plan on how to harness and utilize it in your work.


"It takes a trained creative eye to extract and capture the potential in a product of connecting things that don't ordinarily go together that marks out the person who is creative"


Here are some highlights:


**The mind, at its best, is a pattern-making machine, engaged in a perpetual attempt to impose order on to chaos


**making links between disparate entities or ideas in order to better understand either or both


**It is the ability to spot the potential in the product of connecting things that don’t ordinarily go together that marks out the person (or teacher) who is truly creative


**learn how to implement the skill set of creativity through a series of hands-on exercises applicable wherever your creative journey may take you, from the studio to the classroom to the boardroom


**This point resonates deeply with the founding philosophy of Brain Pickings, and is one articulated by a great many thinkers and creators. Steve Jobs famously said that “creativity is just connecting things"


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Collaborative Consumption is Taking Us Back to Our Roots | Blog | Social Finance

Collaborative Consumption is Taking Us Back to Our Roots | Blog | Social Finance | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
Why own when you can access? This question is becoming more and more prevalent among city dwellers thanks to the rise of the sharing economy, which is revolutionizing the way we think about ownership by increasing access, reducing waste, and generally making life better.

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Scott Blake's Interactive Bar Code Portraits (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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The Huffington Post did an interview with Scott Blake who makes art out of barcodes. Fascinating.


Here's an excerpt:


Scott Blake makes incredible interactive portraits out of bar codes, illustrating how black-and-white data can come to resemble a personal connection. The Omaha-based artist creates convincing human expression out of symbols of commodity, depicting the strange relationship between who we are and what we consume.


HP: You've mentioned that consumerism and celebrity are linked. How does art fit in with this relationship?


SB: I am sort of interested in art as a commodity. Especially making art on the computer which to this day is considered a lesser medium. People used to joke about making art on Photoshop: "All you do is select a filter and it's done." I sort of take offense to that.


I think you can be creative on a computer. My bar code work is commenting on digital art as a commodity. It is sort of poking fun at the fact that I'm trying to sell bar codes, which are these icons for buying and selling. And I'm sort of turning that on its head. Digital art isn't one of a kind, it isn't unique... there is no original. I can make infinite copies. So in a way I am addressing this new digital way of making and consuming art.


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Social Media and the Evolution of Consciousness [video]

Social Media and the Evolution of Consciousness [video] | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Venessa Miemis is one of a kind who is willing to dive deep into the trenches where few people care to travel. Here she speaks about her experience of social media and takes us on her journey and how it has evolved in general and for her personally. She is a writer and digital ethnographer, exploring how social media is transforming communication, collaboration, and commerce in a network society.


She is currently Executive Director for Contact, a participatory festival that highlights opportunities for new forms of p2p culture, governance, and collective action.


Her recent projects include


**The Future of Facebook, a 6 part video series, and Open Foresight, a methodology for engaging experts and the public to create collaborative visions of the future together.


**She authors the blog, Emergent by Design.”


Some highlights from this video:


**Social media is a training ground for building trust

**Used to think of social networks as a destination but now she sees it as a means of deeper communication


**She explores the ways social media is shaping our sense of self


**social media is a focused learing enviornment


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“Corporate Rebels United” – the start of a corporate spring?

“Corporate Rebels United” – the start of a corporate spring? | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Peter Van, it is relevant and timely.


"The aim of “Corporate Rebels United” is to create a global community of extraordinary corporate change agents. It is not an academic exercise or research effort. It’s something deeply actionable".


"Our mission is to build the most amazing community of corporate rebels worldwide to ensure that true change and innovation happens virally"


**What if we could create a tribe of the best and most exceptional corporate rebels worldwide – people like us, people like you?


**What if we could start leveraging each other’s ideas, energy and best practices?


**What if we could design a movement to support each other when the going gets tough?


**What if we could cross-fertilize and infect our organizations with the change-virus from within?


**We want to identify exceptional people worldwide that already have an impressive impact on change and innovation in their corporations, no matter in what field or industry.


**The movers and the shakers. The do-ers of today. The ones who take initiative. Who create deep change from within


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Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Why Science and Art Need Each Other

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This is absolutely wonderful, Maria Popova never disappoints and this is definitely no exception. She clearly demonstrates how to curate and provoke thought and discussion. I love her analogies and think we can apply what she refers to with art and science "cross pollinating our ideas by curating the right people who can broaden our knowledge and discovery


Maria writes:


"One of my favorite books of all time is Jonah Lehrer’s Proust Was a Neuroscientist, which tells the story of how a handful of iconic creators each discovered an essential truth about the mind long before modern science was able to label and pinpoint it


From Gertrude Stein to Karl Popper, or how to architect "negative capability" and live with mystery.


Here are some hightlights from this piece to get you thinking on this glorious Sunday wherever you are:


I was recently reminded of this powerful passage, in which Lehrer makes a case for the extraordinary importance of the cross-pollination of disciplines, the essence of Brain Pickings’ founding philosophy, particularly of art and science — a convergence Lehrer calls a “fourth culture


**that empowers us to “freely transplant knowledge btween the sciences and the humanities, and focus on connecting the reductionist fact to our actual experience.”


Jan's commentary:


I love her analogies and it makes me think of an article I posted the other day by Gideon Rosenblatt to bring this concept home to all of us in our everyday lives.  When we cross-pollinate circles of people we broaden our perspective and beyond.  This is a wonderful post in case you missed it with the same concept. Curating the Right People to Go Expand Your Knowledge and Discovery.  


Here are a few takeaways to get your juices flowing:


**No knowledge has a monopoly on knowledge.


**It is imperative that we give up the idea of ultimate sources of knowledge


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How To Adjust Your Lifestyle To Live Longer [Infographic]

How To Adjust Your Lifestyle To Live Longer [Infographic] | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

I wasn't sure where to post this but after thinking about it, thought it would be appropiate right here.


If you have ever seen the movie Highlander, I am sure you have thought about what it would be like to live forever, right?

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When Being Distracted is a Good Thing

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I selected this article from Howard Rinegold's collection, which is full of great information and resources to help you navigate effectively and find relevant information and tune out the distraction and much more.


I'm continually researching to find ways to help others find their way through the maze and be more effective. I particularly liked what the author had to say:

 

This piece was written by Jan Brogan for The Boston Globe 

 

She refers to a question from Harvard Researcher and psychologist, Shelly H. Carson's, book, Your Creative Brain


Why do we get some of best ideas in the shower?


This has happened to me on numerous occasions, reading this gave me an a-ha moment, something I already knew but this was a great reminder.

 

After reading this article, here's my takeaway, and it's something I need to remember

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They say sometimes it's good to get distracted when you're trying to solve a problem.


**Disengaging from fixating and obsessing on the challenge loses its grip on me and helps frees up my thinking


Now that I'm distracted it gives me time to reaccess and perhaps find the answer or solution or open a pathway to an action that may lead me in the right direction.

 

Good stuff, thank you Howard for posting this today!

 

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Making Volunteering More Popular By Making It More Relevant

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Service is a fundamental pillar of American society, and its roots go back to the origins of the nation.


Giving back to the community has been core to America ever since this nation was founded. But the way we serve hasn’t shifted with the way we work.


**While most service opportunities involve things like building houses, painting schools, or picking up trash, these activities don’t play to the strengths of the majority of Americans.


**When people don’t have the option to volunteer in a way that draws on their strengths or their skills 


**when people don’t have the option to volunteer in a way that make sense to them  


**when volunteering doesn’t result in an impactful outcome, people volunteer halfheartedly or they don’t volunteer at all.


This is a pretty serious consequence.


**In fact, the volunteer rate in America over the past 10 years has dropped nearly 3%.


How do we change this? We’ve created the first scalable online pro bono service provider called Catchafire.


In one year we’ve registered nearly 2,000 organizations and 10,000 professionals, but we’re nowhere near our goal, which is to make it commonplace for everyone to give what they are good at.


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The top 12 tech trends of the next five years

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This piece was written by Patrick Stafford for Smartcompany. I selected it because it has great news for entrepreneurs, who will be further enabled by upcoming technological advances which free them from many of their current time constraints.


Intro:


"Technology has completely changed the way entrepreneurs live and work over the course of SmartCompany’s five years – and the revolution won’t stop soon.


**So where is technology going next? SmartCompany has assembled a team of experts to gaze into the crystal ball and find out what technology will look like in 2017.


****Happily, according to Google Australia engineering director Alan Noble, the technology future is a bright one for entrepreneurs".


This is what caught my attention:


****“There has never been a better time to start a company because you can outsource everything that’s non-core: your ad marketing, your design, your eCommerce,” Noble says.


**What you’re left to do is focus on that core value proposition.


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Networked Society 'Thinking Cities' - Ericsson

The documentary 'Thinking Cities' deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, Information Communications Technology (ICT) is extending its reach.


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Pros and cons of the 'Digital Sabbath'

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In this thought provoking article by Jason Farman for The Atlantic, we are asked: "Who says that we cannot form deep connections to places and people with our phones in our hands?"

 

The article is clearly written to mainly support the anti-Digital Sabbath arguement, and I am not necessarily in full agreement.  But the case is spelled out in a very compelling manner, invoking, among others, Plato, who believed that writing would cause people to disconnect us from the people and places in our lives.

 

Indeed, the same was said about telephones (they would stop people from visiting their families) and TV (which would harm family interaction).  The former is given as an example in the article, I trust as an example of how wrong the doom and gloom merchants have been about how every advance would adversely affect our lives. 

 

I actually think that there was some validity to these arguments and the oldest people who any of us know would support the original theories to differing degrees.

 

Where I find the anti-digital Sabbath arguments put forth here to be particularly interesting, are when the author invokes the power of digital storytelling, and how projects such as [murmur] or Broadcastr, can actually give us a deeper connection to a place than we have ever had.

 

Farman is certainly understanding of those who feel that they need to ditch their devices for a day (or two) each week in order to reconnect with their families and perhaps other aspects of their lives that have suffered due to digital, technology and information overload.  Ultimately though, he simply asks that everyone see the positive impact mobile media has had on our lives.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Mobile Marketing, Strategy and Beyond"

 

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