Here’s a great presentation by a good friend (and extraordinary hotel educator), Lukas Ritzel. Lukas presented on the topic of the sensory web (Web 3.0) at the second ever TEDx event in Switzerland (Zug – May 27, 2010).
Explore Lukas’ presentation below using Prezi, a superb presentation tool:
Here’s a video of the presentation:
While most traditional marketers, media gurus and public relations experts grapple with just how to leverage the power of digital media and social networks…real emerging trends sometimes go unnoticed. Sometimes all it takes is to tap into the world…and particularly the people around us to realize just how life as we know it is changing.
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If you were to read the titles of popular business literature today, you’d think we were headed back to the dawn of society… where human societal interaction had just begun to evolve. This is not so far off perhaps, since we stand on the brink of yet another evolutionary leap in the way we communicate, collaborate and lead. Be it the tribes of yore or the digital amalgamations of like-minded individuals along a ‘long tail’ of meaning, something’s definitely shifting…
I watched Seth Godin’s TED presentation online recently and was intrigued by the concept of ‘Tribes’ that he’s reintroduced. While critics have been quite hard on the book with regards to substance, the basic ideas are quite sound and make for good observations of how human interaction is evolving in the digital age.
To give you a jist of what the hoolabaloo is all about, here’s the video, plus a few excerpts taken from Amazon reviews of the book:
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Tim Berners-Lee’s recent speech at TED was released a few days ago…it’s interesting to watch Tim in his nervous excitement. as he asks the audience to repeat “RAW DATA NOW” after him, with a gleam in his eye.
The move towards more open sharing of ‘raw’ data is an inevitable but powerful shift in the development of the web. We’ve all heard about the Semantic Web, but this just won’t be possible without enough credible, pliable data to draw from…
Slides from the presentation are available here: http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/0204-ted-tbl/#(1)
Imagine a Web where we can draw on the collective intelligence of our times, when, where and how we really need it…that’s what it’s all about!
Excerpt from TED: 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together. More about WWW and Tim Berners-Lee – http://www.w3.org