“The Web as random acts of kindness”, Zittrain talk at TED

His point: The Internet is made up of millions of disinterested acts of kindness, curiosity and trust. Summarized in this passage: “So it’s kinda like your house catches on fire. The bad news is there is no fire brigade. The good news is random people operate from nowhere, put out the fire and leave without expecting payment or prize.”
Brilliant examples of collaboration, ranging from “how the internet was created” to Wikipedia (and its presence in chinese restaurant menus), from a site to collect Cats that look like Hitler to Couchsurfing.

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2 thoughts on ““The Web as random acts of kindness”, Zittrain talk at TED

  1. evotelution

    Yes, many random acts of kindness such as your good works here to post this. Yet was it so random for you to do so, or was it partly a sacrifice worthy of being valued? Please go to youtube now, go to the channel, evotelution, and watch the video entitled theology of cloud networking 101

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