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Social effects of technology

  1. 1. The Social Effects of Technology Like Minds Creativity and Curation Exeter, 28 October, 2010 Tiffany St James @tiffanystjames
  2. 2. The world is changing...
  3. 3. Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google Between the birth of the world and 2003, there were five exabytes of information created. We [now] create five exabytes every two days.
  4. 4. Online universe size Globally: 625m 1 in 13 of all humans Mobile: 1/5th of users Google: “1.8 bn online”
  5. 5. Why people use the internet Source: Global Web Index Oct 2010
  6. 6. Worldwide adoption stats
  7. 7. So what?
  8. 8. 6 pervasive trends Source: James Cashmore Head of Entertainment Google 24/08/10
  9. 9. 55% of office space is empty…
  10. 10. The lure of digital stimulation
  11. 11. The myth of multi-tasking
  12. 12. Internet penetration by country
  13. 13. Digital Inclusion Save money *Stay up-to-date * Keep in touch Job hunt * Hobbies *Make life easier 9 million adults in the UK who have never used the internet – Four million of those are among the most disadvantaged: 39% are over 65 38% are unemployed 19% are families with children.
  14. 14. Trust in communications
  15. 15. News arrives through other channels How did you hear about the demise of MJ? Mumbai hotel bombings by SMS Jan 09: Hudson River Landing on twitter first
  16. 16. Digital lifestyles
  17. 17. Direct Entertainment
  18. 18. Democracy in action?
  19. 19. Power to the lobby
  20. 20. Trafigura,Twitter & The Guardian
  21. 21. Individuals vs Businesses
  22. 22. Social for good
  23. 23. Thank you Tiffany St James tiffany@stimulationltd.co.uk www.twitter.com/tiffanystjames www.stimulationltd.co.uk

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