Manifesto of the New Economy: Institutions and Business Models of the Digital Society
by Alexander Dolgin
Publisher: Springer 2012
Number of pages: 151
The book describes the main directions for the development of the digital society. The author angles its book to those who are interested to know what would replace search engines, and how social networks would evolve; what profit can be made of different forms of informational collaboration (crowdsourcing, collaborative filtering). And, the main thing, how it will influence the structure of the society and human pursuit for happiness.
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