October 25, 2013 – “Net Smart: How to Thrive Online”

This week we talk with Howard Rheingold, influential writer and thinker on social media. He has written numerous books, most recently Net Smart: How to Thrive Online.  He has been at the forefront of the use of the Internet and social media for decades, saying that he has been “exploring mind amplifiers since 1964.” He has taught courses at Stanford University & the University of California at Berkeley, among others. His TED talk, The New Power of Collaboration, has been viewed over 1/2 million times.

Books:
Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-expanding Technology (1985)
The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (1993)
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution (2002)
The Millenium Whole Earth Catalog (1984)