Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold, internationally syndicated author of the weekly Tomorrow column, author of best-sellers Virtual Reality and The Virtual Community, editor of best-seller The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog, takes audiences on a journey through the human side of the technology-shaped future.

He's been in on the Web since the beginning, and long before. He's studied Internet enterprises and started them. Rheingold was the founding Executive Editor of HotWired, the pioneering online publication launched on the World Wide Web by Wired magazine. He was the founder of Electric Minds, named by Time Magazine one of the ten best websites of 1996. He's a participant-observer in the design of new technologies, a pioneer, critic and forecaster of technology's impacts, and a speaker who involves his audience in an adventure in group futurism.

Rheingold has taught as appointed lecturer at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and is a non-resident Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication. Rheingold has spoken about the social, cultural, political and economic impacts of new technologies.

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Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online
by Howard Rheingold
January 2011
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