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So education must be the bridge between the present and future, the old and the new. But we must also build an enduring platform. By that I mean a new way of thinking about the global economy—the “new multilateralism”, where all stakeholders take joint responsibility for the global common good, breaking down the borders and barriers that are really relics of a bygone age.
Think of yourself as a freelancer for life and always nurture your networks, no matter what. Avoid getting lulled into a false sense of security. To stay engaged, take control of your professional development. The alternative is rather feudal.
Things are changing, not because the power wants to change, but rather because the power is being pushed to change by ideas. The people, with today’s technology, already sense the light at the end of the tunnel.
there are famous stories of bosses fretting that because all of their employees were suddenly sending international emails that they were at some point going to be hit by the bill by the people who ran the Internet. And it took some time to realize that there is no people who run the Internet, and therefore there is no bill, that once you, it’s infrastructure that everybody pays for and everybody gets to use.
Now, we know engagement is the most important thing. Who cares about hits? Who cares about page views? You care about a user being engaged for a duration of time — not just to monetize, but because it’s a good user experience. They’re having fun watching your stuff. It could be on a phone, or it could be on YouTube, it could be on YouTube on a TV, anywhere — that’s all we care about. Engagement is just another way of saying people like your stuff.
we live in a social-media world with a social-media market, it’s possible that the line between fan, creator and celebrity will soon blur even further.

Noam Chomsky (2013) on “Silicon Valley, the Internet, Google, Wikileaks and other topics” (by TheChomskyVideos)

55 percent of Americans said they’d used a mobile device to access the internet in 2012. A surprisingly large number — 31 percent — of these mobile internet users say that’s the primary way they access the web.
When Pew Research first started asking about social networking site use in February 2005, just 8% of internet users—or 5% of all adults—said they used them. Today, 67% of online adults use social networking sites.
citizens and consumers, changemakers and entrepreneurs, artists and hackers – are creating the future of engagement, not organizations and corporations. So, organizations can learn best practices from entrepreneurs and changemakers and adapt them in their own engagement efforts.