EP61 Howard Rheingold on Our Digital Past & Future

Howard Rheingold talks with Jim about his involvement in early computing & the internet, collaboration, internet risks, privacy, COVID-19, attention, and much more…

Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold talks with Jim about his interest & experiences with early computers & the internet, online collaboration & sharing, The Source & Well.com, ‘realtime’ online tribes, 3 risks to the future of the internet, online privacy, social media power & responsibility, the EFF & other great things the internet enables, digital collective action examples, innovative COVID-19 responses, the dynamics & power of attention, tribal sensemaking, education & journalism, the commons & cooperation, advertising, direct audience support, and more.

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Howard Rheingold is an American critic, writer, and teacher, known for his specialties on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities.