Category archives: People

Digital natives’ stake in the Networked Society

The number of digital natives is growing. By 2020, there will be approximately 4.25 billion ‘digital natives’ under the age of 34.  The number of ‘net experienced’ people in the aging part of the population is also growing – what will this mean for the Networked Society?

Social life of the young – same needs, different tools

When I was young, dating – or at least trying to date – consisted of slipping a note into a girl’s locker, or shuffling nervously towards her to ask her out with my friends offering humiliating support in the background.

Smartphones help spectators share spontaneous moments

Our kids don’t understand why we brought lighters to concerts or how we shared the experiences from live events with our friends. What they do know is that the smartphone is an enabler for sharing all of their experiences, and events, whether they’re local or global.  This year, the Olympics will be a true networked [...]

Healthy apps: Olympics for everyone

People will be glued to their TV screens this week as they watch the opening of the Olympic Games in London, cheering their countries as they compete for gold.

Profiling the producers in the open marketplace

Lately, I have written a number of posts about creative individuals whose product, talent and service innovations are turning the traditional market logic upside down. Previously, homegrown innovators and artists never reached beyond their friends and family. Today, however, they are competing with corporation heavyweights and entertainment superstars by simply being recommended and pushed forward [...]

The rise of the network-driven economy

In a post I published last week, I wrote about the game changers – the innovative individuals who are creating their own products and services, and placing them online.

Shoot and share: photography in real time

The first 10 years of mass-market digital photography have gone well thanks to innovations in mobile phones, single-lens reflex (SLR) and point-and-shoot cameras. The classic Kodachrome film has been discontinued. What can we expect from networked photography going forward?

TV in the home goes high-tech

Buying a TV was easy when it was all in one piece– when all you had to worry about was whether you should put it on a TV stand or hang it on the wall. But now innovation is being taken to the next level as key TV and audio technologies are being integrated with [...]

Changing the way business is being done

How can business and the public sector adapt to – and utilize – the power of creative people?
In the latest Ericsson Business Review, I wrote an article about the game changers – the creative and entrepreneurial individuals who are bringing their innovations to global social networks and letting the public access their ideas, participate in [...]

How does connectivity drive social change?

At the Rio+Social event that took place in Brazil last week, with the help of social media, leaders from around the world took the discussions about a sustainable future to a global audience.