The Walls Come Tumbling Down

by Dan Blank on November 3, 2007

Michael Krigsman wasn’t distracted by the big news this week, of Google unveiling OpenSocial.

“Hidden from view during the press conference, an improvised parallel event arose spontaneously, raising deeper implications than the Google announcement itself. This parallel event offers a provocative glimpse into the future of collective intelligence, information sharing, and group-oriented analysis.”

Michael goes on to describe how Robert Scoble, who attended the press conference, sent Twitter messages asking for others outside of the conference for questions to ask Google executives.

“This provocative set of events arose completely spontaneously, rooted in opportunity and circumstance, and offers a glimpse of how information will be shared and consumed in the future.”

“…Bear in mind, all this was performed by individuals using free software, with no infrastructure beyond an ordinary Internet connection.”

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