Maybe just a touch over the top, but CNN is getting on the wave by making “You” the most important person in business at People Who Matter.
Why You Matter: They’ve long said the customer is always right.But they never really meant it. Now they have no choice. You — or rather, the collaborative intelligence of tens of millions of people, the networked you — continually create and filter new forms of content, anointing the useful, the relevant, and the amusing andrejecting the rest.
One shudder…they actually mention Web 3.0…
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Jeff Utecht says
I wrote about this a while back and find it very interesting, but have to agree with it. As the world gets flatter we the people are in control. Are we there yet? I don’t think so because it still cost me an arm and a leg to mail stuff to China. But think what the flattening of the world can and will do. No longer do you have to go to your local shops to buy items. You can buy from the best/cheapest vendor world wide. Buy your digital camera from England, your computer from Canada, and your keyboard from Asia. The web gives us the power to run or ruin businesses. Cnet.com’s review of hardware is a good example. They list stores where you can buy the product from with a customer generated star rating system for stores. Stores that get fewer stars generally get fewer purchases. Its eBay only for the corporate world. As a business you are not just competing with the guy down the street, but with the guy/gal half a world a way. We need to be teaching our students how to compete in a global world, to effectively communicate with people from other races and nationalities and how to successfully navigate the new world in which we live. This is where DOPA is scary. If we are not allowed to teach our students about the power (good and bad) that the Internet holds American students will fall behind, and the rest of the world is not going to wait.