Worth a Look: David Winberger on Too Big to Know and Howard Rheingold on Net Smart

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Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

David Weinberger

Released 3 January 2012

Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus

Too Big To Know is Weinberger's brilliant synthesis of myriad little debates—information overload, echo chambers, the wisdom of crowds—into a single vision of life and work in an era of networked knowledge.”

His earlier books include The Cluetrain Manifesto, Everything Loose Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web, and Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder.


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NET SMART: How to Thrive Online

Howard Rheingold

Available for Pre-Order Release Date 16 March 2012

Rheingold outlines five fundamental digital literacies, online skills that will help us do this: attention, participation, collaboration, critical consumption of information (or “crap detection”), and network smarts. He explains how attention works, and how we can use our attention to focus on the tiny relevant portion of the incoming tsunami of information. He describes the quality of participation that empowers the best of the bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and other online community participants; he examines how successful online collaborative enterprises contribute new knowledge to the world in new ways; and he teaches us a lesson on networks and network building.

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