Tag archives: Connectivity

The future of shopping: an In-Liner’s view

I must admit that when I first saw the headline “In-Line Shopping” on the latest ConsumerLab report, I thought of Rollerblades and assumed they were back in fashion. After reading the report I realized it was about something completely different. In-Liners mix traditional in-store shopping and online shopping without even thinking about it – [...]

Empowered learning – how ICT is reshaping our classrooms

All around the world, a lively debate is taking place on the subjects of learning and education. At the 2011 Networked Society Forum in Hong Kong, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes proclaimed that the textbook is dead. In a recent interview, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, Sugata Mitra says that we don’t need institutional [...]

Connected albums revitalize record launches

Long gone are the days when a record label would set a launch date, have the video played nonstop on MTV, and enjoy a clear path to record sales. The world changed irrevocably with digital video distribution and the advent of MP3 stores. So let’s see what we can learn about the future of mobile [...]

Real-time environmental data sent to residents’ mobile phones

Last week, I had the good fortune to visit a true gem on the Adriatic Sea: Think turquoise water, green islands and a fascinating old town. The wall of the fire station just next to my rented apartment, however, proved to be in stark contrast to all this beauty. It was covered in bullet holes, [...]

My three-step guide to get you online

Yesterday, I wrote about the need for men in today’s society to take their networking online and use the social-media tools available to them to enhance their personal and business prospects.

Become a Networked Man in a matter of months

If we are determined to join the Networked Society as influencers outside our physical sphere, we must embrace social-media tools. So why aren’t we doing so?

The city amplifier

City people walk fast. As a matter of fact, the larger the city, the faster they walk. When talking to New Yorkers about everyday life in the city, we met a young man who said he gets so annoyed with the tourists on the sidewalks of the city not keeping up the pace that sometimes [...]

Machine-network-machine

Why most people miss the role of the world’s largest machine when predicting the future.

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 [...]

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.