Technology that supports its user gathering, organizing and prioritizing information, as well as reviewing historical records and output forecasts and insights, and mediating communications.
The set of the following intelocking beliefs: (1) cybernetic patterns of information provide the ultimate way to understand reality, (2) people are no more than cybernetic patterns, (3) subjective experience either doesn’t exist or is unimportant, (4) evolution, and mankind at the center of it…
A user interface that mimics a chat with a human interlocutor with the goal of turning that interaction less time consuming and frustrating for the human partaker; that is, software adapts to human language -natural language- rather than the reverse -icons and syntax-specific commands- so the user simply tells the software what to do.
The practice of creating an impression of grassroots support for an idea, individual, or product to increase credibility and legitimacy when such such grassroots support does not exist, misleading the audience into believing that the position of the astroturfer is the commonly held view.
The use of digital media by consumers to create private messages that have the potential to reach masses. To be considered self communication the production of the message must be self-generated, self-directed (to particular destination point), and self-selected (in using Internet sources).
Term coined by Manuel Castells