This week the DEN Book Club began with the reading of the first four chapters in the book ‘Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything‘ by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams.
Who came up with the idea of a book club for DEN members? Who decided to pick this particular book? Why did I decide to join? All of this is really irrelevant, because reading is a passion of mine, so any excuse to read while enhancing my background knowledge is a plus for me.
Upon opening the cover of the hardbound book and reading the few pages of the Preface, I was trapped and felt a need to continue reading. One of the sentences described the meaning of Mass Collaboration as not only the most significant driver of success in today’s marketplace, but is helping to transform the way we conduct science, create culture, inform and educate ourselves, and govern our communities and nations.
The first chapter goes on to describe the new generation of Web 2.0 as the ‘Net Generation’. Although, I was not born in the timeframe they are giving for this generation (1977-1996), I feel I belong. Deep down we all want to believe we are changing the world, causing people to think outside of the box, and using technology as a way to become better social creatures, don’t we?
Are you part of the ‘Net Generation’? Do you already feel a part of the Mass Collaboration of the internet? If so, in what ways have you participated? If not, what has kept you from joining in?