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Web 2.0 Summit 08: Isaac Mao (Social Brain Foundation), High

Web 2.0 Summit 08: Isaac Mao (Social Brain Foundation), High

  • There are two paradigms: One is censorship and 'sharism':
  • Both are different models and are applicable to financial, technical and governance worlds.
  • We have had a 10 fold increase in information.
  • Different kinds of information arose from different kinds of devices.
  • This increase rate will not stop.
  • There is a reason why people choose to share.
  • Social setting prevent us from sharing.
  • Web content is becoming smaller in granularity.
  • With a time stamp and URL you can reference and find the time of the information creation.
  • People work to generate smaller scale information and can connect to each other.
  • The original gap between public and private space can be eliminated with a new spectrum.
  • This is the Yin Yang balance.
  • China has the great firewall censorship system.
  • There has to be some disruption to this. As a result we see more Web 2.0 applications in China.
  • Media is changing too. The traditional propaganda model is hierarchical: Reporters, editors, broadcasters.
  • We now have a many-to-many model. People no longer rely on a single information channel.
  • We now include the professional and the grassroots media.
  • Truth can be revealed by the collaboration of two worlds.
  • We can create our own social pathways now.

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