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Globalization

  1. 1. Globalization and the Internet <ul><li>How web 2.0 and crowdsourcing are expanding globalization </li></ul>
  2. 2. What Is Globalization? <ul><li>Liberal theory of Deterritorialization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0? <ul><li>Online applications like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, Myspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube, Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InnoCentive, Human Genome Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aimed at user created content </li></ul><ul><li>Upload rates begin to exceed download rates </li></ul>
  4. 4. Crowdsourcing <ul><li>AKA Citizen Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Harnessing the wisdom of the crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Premise: 1000 heads are better than 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes Web 2.0 and other technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Breaks down the traditional barriers within and between territories through interconnectivity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of Crowdsourcing <ul><li>Crowdsourcing happens all around us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. A Crowdsourced Company <ul><li>Rob McEwen </li></ul><ul><li>400 MB </li></ul><ul><li>Total Prize money of $575,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1,400 applicants from 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematicians, Physics, Computer Graphics, Military Officers, Graduate Students </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Goldcorp Challenge <ul><li>Applicants found 60 new targets </li></ul><ul><li>80% success rates </li></ul><ul><li>8 million oz of gold found </li></ul><ul><li>Winner: Fractal Graphics - Perth, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>$100 => $3000 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fallout from Goldcorp <ul><li>First large scale business application of crowdsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Digitized the mining industry </li></ul><ul><li>Connected Australian company with Canadian mine </li></ul><ul><li>Broke down the barriers between the mining industry and various groups of people </li></ul><ul><li>Only helped advance deterritorialization for this side of the digital divide. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Crowdsourced Culture <ul><li>Jimmy Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 million articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+125 languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapidly corrected, peer contributed encyclopedia </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Wikipedia: Knowledge for the World <ul><li>An online forum that connects people across the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Articles just as correct as Encyclopedia Britannica </li></ul><ul><li>Allows access to information to citizens around the world on literally anything </li></ul><ul><li>Breaks down the barriers between individuals and information </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide Problem </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Crowdsourced Campaign <ul><li>MyBarackObama.com </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons License </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdsourcing as a grassroots movement </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube for Barack </li></ul>
  12. 12. YouTube for Good
  13. 13. YouTube for Ill
  14. 14. Since the Election <ul><li>Change.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open for Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Seat at the Table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whitehouse.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open for Questions </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Fallout of the first techPresident <ul><li>The campaign connected various groups of seemingly unconnected people. </li></ul><ul><li>The crowdsourcing techniques broke down the barriers between these groups </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide problem lessened but still a major factor </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion

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