Connectivism, ¿the next social revolution?
Howard Rheingold in his book “Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution” explains that there are some signs of collective intelligence in the use of technology. He considers that there might be a power on the technology collective interaction. The ability the people has power on their collective actions. He said that people will have power on their pocket in the few years. An example was in Philippines (2001) when President Estrada had dismissed because a smart mob organized by the citizens. Examples of Technology in collective action:
Rheingold in the Chapter 8 titled “How panoply amplifier permanent or cooperation?” refers to Michel Foucault in his book “Discipline and Punish” which sets out the characteristics of the disciplinary society of mid-eighteenth century.
Rheingold argues that “Every social order, not only the repressive methods of social control requires mutual” and wondered if “the key question is whether the user populations can use what we know about cooperation to promote the power / knowledge to a high level of democracy”. Also reflects on the cooperative use of technology (mobile communication, computing systems, spatial location) and question whether they could be applied in a way that overcomes the disciplinary forces, the existence of sanctions and checks and balances in the community-power technology developed by Foucault to, as posed by Ostrom and Axelrod principles are mutual control mechanisms to resolve the dilemmas of collective action.
Video “Howard Rheingold SmartMobs Revisited” in which Rheingold Talks about Collective Intelligence and Emerging as an invisible sign of this era.
He based his explanation on Collective Action Theory. Actions that could be apply in self organizing, as a civic awareness, are: Political Actions, Democratic peaceful, Common place.
Regarding this, what do you think about Collective Actions as civic awareness? May citizens manage connecting intelligence to make next political issues changes?
Which are implications of Collective Connectivity in Social Media for Democracy?
Which are the implications on Designing Media and collective actions?