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A Quote by Luis Daniel Maldonado Fonken on internet, dimension, experience, mind, soul, body, energy, and manifest

Internet is a dimension of experience of the mind, soul, body, and energy. It is not something virtual which "does not exist".
It is just another dimension of experience where is possible to
manifest.

Luis Daniel Maldonado Fonken

Source: www.ldmf-mandala.nexo.com

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A Quote by Seth Godin on marketing, web, internet, and advertising

If a newspaper, a radio station or a TV station doesn't please advertisers, it disappears. It exists to make you (the marketer) happy.

That's the reason the medium (and its rules) exist. To please the advertisers.

But the Net is different.

It wasn't invented by business people, and it doesn't exist to help your company make money.

It's entirely possible it could be used that way, but it doesn't owe you anything. The question to ask isn't, "but how does this help me?" as if you have some sort of say in the matter. You don't get a vote on whether Google succeeds or whether your customers erect spam filters.

The question to ask is, "how are people (the people I need to reach, interact with and tell stories to) going to use this new power and how can I help them achieve their goals?"

Seth Godin

Source: The web doesn't care: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/07/the-web-doesnt.html

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A Quote by Jeff Bezos on web and internet

The wake up call was finding this startling statistic that web usage in the spring of 1994 was growing at 2,300 percent a year. You know, things just don't grow that fast. It's highly unusual, and that started me about thinking , "What kind of business plan might make sense in the context of that growth?"

Jeff Bezos

Source: Academy of Achievement: Jeff Bezos Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/bez0int-1

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A Quote by Penn Jillette on internet

My favourite thing about the internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.

Penn Jillette

Source: Penn Jillette

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A Quote by James Surowiecki on google, search engine, internet searching, searching, internet, and pagerank algorithm

Google started in 1998, at a time when Yahoo! Seemed to have a stranglehold on the search business – and if Yahoo! Stumbled, then AltaVista or Lycos looked certain to be the last man standing.  But within a couple of years, Google had become the default search engine for anyone who used the internet regularly, simply because it was able to do a better job of finding the right page quickly.  And the way it does that – and does it while surveying three billion Web pages – is built on the wisdom of crowds.

            Google keeps the details of it’s technology to itself, but the core of the Google system is the PageRank algorithm, which was first defined by the company’s founders, Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, in a now-legendary 1998 paper called “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine.”  PageRank is an algorithm – a calculating method – that attempts to let all the Web pages on the Internet decide which pages are most relevant to a particular search.  Here’s how Google puts it:

PageRank capitalizes on the uniquely democratic characteristic of the web by using it’s vast link structure as an organizational tool.  In essence, Google interprets a link from  page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B.  Google assesses a page’s importance by the votes it receives.  But Google looks at more than sheer volume of votes, or links; it also analyses the page that casts the vote.  Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”

In that 0.12 seconds, what Google is doing is asking the entire Web to decide which page contains the most useful information, and the page that gets the most votes goes first on the list.  And that page, or the one immediately beneath it, more often than not is in fact the one with the most useful information.

            Now, Google is a republic, not a perfect democracy.  As the description says, the more people that have linked to a page, the more influence that page has on the final decision.  The final vote is a “weighted average” – just as stock price or an NFL point spread is – rather than a simple average like the ox-weighers’ estimate.  Nonetheless, the big sites that have the more influence over the crowd’s final verdict have that influence only because of all the votes that smaller sites have given them.  If smaller sites were giving the wrong sites too much influence, Google’s search results would not be accurate.  In the end, the crowd still rules.  To be smart at the top, the system has to be smart all the way through.

James Surowiecki

Source: The Wisdom of Crowds, Pages: 16..17

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on community, virtual, web, cyberspace, internet, and social networks

Catalyze a Virtual Community

Many companies think that building a virtual community is as simple as throwing up a cool Web site that compels people to visit every day. Dream on. These sites are commercials, not communities. If you want to build a virtual community, here are the principles to implement:

Community before commerce. In the words of John Hagel III and Arthur G. Armstrong (authors of Net.Gain), "put community before commerce." That is, the purpose of these efforts is to build a community, not sell more stuff, so cool it on the commercialism. The community exists for its own benefit, not yours.

Communication comes next. Build in the capability for people to communicate with each other via message boards and Internet mail lists. Peer-to-peer communication is more important than being able to communicate with the company. You're hosting the event, but it's a cocktail party, not a lecture.

Place the community's interests above your own. The big picture is that a vibrant community will help you, but getting to this place means sacrificing short-term interests. For example, people should be able to freely discuss and endorse competitive products.

Tolerate criticism. Not only should peple feel free to plug competitive products, they should be able to criticize your own. This freedom produces two desirable results: first, good public relations because tolerating criticism on a company-sponsored site is unheard of; second, free and voluminous customer feedback.

Encourage "personalities." Remember how one of the keys to the success of MTV was veejays with an attitude? The same is true of a Web site, so encourage your employees to develop online personalities to show that corporate thought police don't control your site.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Pages: 141-142

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on noam chomsky, internet, elite, world, world population, population, telephone, phone, phone call, and elite organization

The Internet is an élite organization; most of the population of the world has never even made a phone call. 

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: http://www.zaad.com/

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A Quote by C. Altman on converging technologies, network, internet, science, technology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, biophysics, nanotechnology, Genetics, and quantum computing

An omni-linked world populated with intelligent artifacts will bring sweeping changes to virtually every facet of modern life – from science and education to industry and commerce – leaving no segment of society unaffected by its advance.

C. Altman

Source: "Converging Technologies: The Future of the Global Information Society," First Committee Chair Report to the UN General Assembly. Christopher Altman, UNISCA (2002).

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A Quote by Tim Berners-Lee on net neutrality, internet, web, and freedom

Freedom of connection with any application to any party is the fundamental social basis of the internet. And now, is the basis of the society built on the internet.

Tim Berners-Lee

Source: Tim Berners-Lee on Net Neutrality @ You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jev2Um-4_TQ

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A Quote by Lawrence Lessig on net neutrality, internet, and control

Just as we are beginning to see the power that free resources produce, changes in the architecture of the Internet--both legal and technical--are sapping the Internet of this power. Fueled by bias in favor of control, pushed by those whose financial interest favor control, our social and political institutions are ratifying changes in the Internet that will reestablish control, in turn, reduce innovation on the Internet and in society generally.

Lawrence Lessig

Source: The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (Vintage), Pages: 13

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