This is the first of six videos in the series "Bringing the Social to Rio+20". As the world prepares for Rio+20 - marking 20 years since the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, UNRISD asks the question "Where is the Social in Green Economy?". This video project is part of the UNRISD project "Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development". For more info, please see: http://www.unrisd.org/greeneconomy
Footage is based on recordings and interviews from the UNRISD conference "Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the Social Dimension" (2011).
The growth in APIs is rapidly expanding. That’s clear. Social has out-paced overall API growth and in the last year settled in as a major trend. Sure, there are big names, like the Facebook API and Twitter API. There are also newcomers like Google Plus and Pinterest. There are now well over 800 social APIs, helping developers capitalize on humans’ natural desire to communicate with each other.
Diaspora: Personally Controlled, Do-It-All, Distributed Open-Source Social Network... an alternative to Facebook. After over 3 years of work, the Diaspora SNS has finally left Beta stage and launched a reference implementation of its own open source SNS code.
In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to 'make the world more open and connected' has sparked a revolution in communication, and now looks set to have a huge impact on business too.
Emily Maitlis reports on life inside Facebook. Featuring a rare interview with Zuckerberg himself, the film tells the story of Facebook's creation, looks at the accuracy of The Social Network movie, and examines Facebook's plans to use the personal information it has collected to power a new kind of online advertising.
The marshmallow experiment is a famous test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored an average of 210 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Lisa Gansky is the author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing, and the “instigator” behind the Mesh Directory. She often speaks on the topic of technology, social currency and business platforms and models.
Part of the world's most watched Social Media video series; "Social Media Revolution" by Erik Qualman. Based on #1 International Best Selling Book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman.
This is a shorter version that includes new social media statistics for 2011.
Wow, this is just really nice. All you street gangs out there take note, that's right Bloods and Crips I'm talking to you, maybe you guys should try a little less drive-by violence and a little more drive-by niceness.