Kathy is right–you couldn’t capture everything Lee Rainie said in his keynote. But I managed to get several of his lists recorded, which were really interesting.
Here are 8 hallmarks of the new digital ecosystem:
- Gadgets are a part of everyday life.
- Broadband communication has become a standard part of the Internet.
- New gadgets allow people to enjoy media, gather information and carry on communication anywhere. Wirelessness is its own initiative.
- Ordinary citizens have a chance to be publishers, movie makers, artists, song creators, and story tellers.
- All those content creators have an audience.
- Many are sharing what they know and feel online, and that is building communities.
- Online Americans customizing their online experiences thanks to Web 2.0 tools.
- Different people use these technologies in different ways.
Here is what connectivity is doing to us.
- Volume of information grows; the Long Tail expands.
- Velocity of information increases; "smart mobs" appear.
- Venues of information intersecting with people multiply.
- Venturing (searching) for information changes.
- Vigilance of information changes attentivity behavior.
- Valence (relevance) of information improves.
- Vetting of information becomes more “social".
- Viewing of information is disaggregated and more horizontal.
- Voting on and ventilating about information proliferates.
- inVention of information and visibility of new creators is enabled.
Columnist, Information Today and IL2007 Blog Coordinator