Deep down, the internet is about people. Sure it's an interconnected set of computers following simple machine instructions, but the driving force behind it all is people connecting with other people. The human network is good way to describe what the internet has become. It is ingrained in our everyday lives. We email coworkers, friends, and loved ones. Our lives are captured by digital cameras and shared online. We read blogs for their personalities and unique take on the world. Even dry data like bank balances and weather forecasts have become ways to accentuate and improve your daily life.
The internet is now fully people-centric: a human network. -- Matt Haughey - MetaFilter.com
It's people. The Human Network is made out of people. They're making our network out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them! -- Phillip Torrone - Makezine.com
The human network has evolved from the clan to the Internet. We are all part of a flat, mega-connected hierarchy, allowing social interaction in its purest form, from the simplest emotional gasps to the most complicated intellectual debates. The human network is humanity in its purest and most beautiful form. -- Mike Arrington - TechCrunch
It says that Microsoft paid them to write, which is simply not true. They were invited to join a persuasion with readers about Microsoft's new theme, and they did so, but they didn't write about it on their blogs. (link)
Why this knee jerk assumption that an important character in the persuasion happening in our world is evil, wrong, malicious? (link)
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