This is a good video primer of the information revolution and the parts that all of us must play in it. Information is no longer locked up in walled gardens guarded by a few gatekeepers. It is alive and changing. We are charged with its maintenance.
The first few scenes remind me of what research was like when I was in college. Sometimes I can hardly believe how far we have come…
I have been debating with my co-workers about the future viability of technologies like Twitter. The overwhelming response that I get is that these technologies will not last long term. They will burn out and people will stop using them. The newness has worn off. Twitter isn’t changing to keep up with the times. It’s getting boring. I do not believe this argument is true. Once a technology becomes boring, everyone is using it, and it changes the world. I believe these technologies are here to stay. Here’s an interesting presentation on how Twitter is making history: