Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

By Howard Rheingold

The title of this book is a mild pun. People are using smart "mobs" (rhymes with "robes") to become smart "mobs" (rhymes with "robs"), meaning, sophisticated mobile Internet access is allowing people who don't know each other to act in concert. In this timely if at times overenthusiastic survey of wireless communication devices, Rheingold conveys how cell phones, pagers and PDAs are shaping modern culture. [Read an interview with Howard Rheingold]
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