Tech futurist Howard Rheingold recently released his latest book, Smart Mobs. In it, he discusses how groups use mobile peer-to-peer messenging to subvert not only media monoliths, but economies, social institutions and governments.

Rheingold profiles the use of mobile web phones, instant messaging and other p2p technologies at the WTO protests in Seattle, the overthrow of the Filipino government and UK demonstrations against rising petrol prices.

What he’s talking about in this new book points to the most powerful tool of revolution our society has ever known. Please read the story at — a great site even if you ignore this article.

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