Curious about how the authors of the book "The Cluetrain Manifesto" view the Internet of today?
International CES speaker Chris Riley (@MChrisRiley) of Mozilla joined Joe Trippi, Dave Morin, Nilofer Merchant, John Battelle, Brad Feld, Anna Masera, Craig Newmark, Ethan Zuckerman and many hundreds of others in tweeting about a new listicle titled "New Clues" by Doc Searls and David Weinberger, two of the authors of the book The Cluetrain Manifesto first published in 2000:
The object of much attention and commentary at the time, The Cluetrain Manifesto presented a set of 95 theses describing how the Internet was changing the world at the dawn of the new millennium.
Coming 15 years later, "New Clues" is intended to be a follow-up to that work. It describes the current state of the Internet in the form of 121 theses presented under the following headings and subheadings:
Once were we young in the Garden...
a. The Internet is us, connected.
b. The Internet is nothing and has no purpose.
c. The Net is not content.
d. The Net is not a medium.
e The Web is a Wide World.
But oh how we have strayed, sisters and brothers...
a. How did we let conversation get weaponized, anyway?
b. "We agree about everything. I find you fascinating!"
c. Marketing still makes it harder to talk.
d. The Gitmo of the Net.
e Gravity's great until it sucks us all into a black hole.
f. Privacy in an age of spies.
g. Privacy in an age of weasels.
To build and to plant
a. Kumbiyah sounds surprisingly good in an echo chamber.
b. A pocket full of homilies.
c. Being together: the cause of and solution to every problem.
In addition to serving as a way to share their latest thinking, Searls and Weinberger "intend these clues to be an example of open source publishing so that people can build their own sets of clues, format them the way they like, and build applications that provide new ways of accessing them."
And while we're on the subject...
For more insights from Doc Searls on the future of the Internet, watch his recent talk "Reality Check: Things You Wish You Knew Five Years from Now" presented by the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast (the talk is 40 minutes followed by Q&A):
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