Crowd Accelerated Innovation : How web video powers global innovation

This video with Chris Anderson talks about the rise of web video and how it is driving a worldwide phenomenon he refers to as Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness.

He refers to the obvious stuff about how groups collaborate online, but the point being video is very much under rated – he says:-

But what’s key here is, the reason these groups have been able to connect is because their work output is of the type that can be easily shared digitally — a picture, a music file, software. And that’s why what I’m excited about, or what I think is under-reported, is the significance of the rise of online video. This is the technology that’s going to allow the rest of the world’s talents to be shared digitally, thereby launching a whole new cycle of crowd-accelerated innovation.

Check out the video below


The game layer on top of the world and Chief Ninja

I always make time to watch a TED Talk videos as i find them fascinating – after all that is their purpose – Ideas worth Spreading. Also video for me is so much more accessible and i can not only listen and learn, i can read the transcripts as well as see the presenter, all obvious stuff i know.

Anyway this video by Seth Priebatsch talks about the game layer and  how the last decade was the decade of social and the decade of where the framework in which we connect with other people was built, this next decade will be the decade where the game framework is built, where the motivations that we use to actually influence behavior, and the framework in which that is constructed, is decided upon.

More importantly and related to my previous post about job titles – Seth is also a Chief Ninja :o)

About the video

By now, we’re used to letting Facebook and Twitter capture our social lives on the web — building a “social layer” on top of the real world. At TEDxBoston, Seth Priebatsch looks at the next layer in progress: the “game layer,” a pervasive net of behavior-steering game dynamics that will reshape education and commerce.

You Tube isn’t just a fun video site

I watched this video about how You Tube does Copyright – If you love the techy geeky stuff then you’ll love knowing how they match video content to copyrighted material ensuring that they can protect the rights of those who copyright their content.

It’s about 6 minutes and is worth watching just in case someone asks you how you can protect video content online.