At a time when technology should be broadening our information and knowledge, it may in fact be narrowing our minds. Attention management is becoming an instinctive self-preservation behavior. We don’t have the time and energy (nor the interest) to read and evaluate everything presented about every issue. So we filter. Whether we admit it or [...]
Entries Categorized as 'Social Computing'
by Darin Stewart | January 4, 2012 | 1 Comment
by Darin Stewart | April 4, 2011 | 1 Comment
A few years ago, media incubator NewAssignment.net partnered with Wired magazine in a decidedly meta project called Assignment Zero. The idea was to use crowdsourcing to produce an in depth study of crowdsourcing. NewAssignment would “have a crowd of volunteers write the definitive report on how crowds of volunteers are upending established businesses, from software [...]
by Darin Stewart | March 28, 2011 | 9 Comments
I finally got around to watching “The Social Network”, the film chronicling the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The movie was excellent, but I found myself obsessing over the title, The Social Network. I frequently hear the terms “Facebook” and “Social Network” used more or less interchangeably, like the brand name Scotch Tape™ and [...]