sábado, maio 21, 2016

Acerca de Mongo e do poder das empresas grandes

Quando penso em Mongo vejo o crescimento da diversidade de tribos e da democratização da produção a corroer o poder das empresas grandes para dar lugar a um mundo económico muito mais diversificado, povoado por PME, povoado por plataformas cooperativas, povoado por relações p2p.
Interessante como já hoje estão no terreno tantos sintomas que facilitam a corrosão do poder das empresas grandes. Um excelente artigo a merecer reflexão "Branding in the Age of Social Media":
"Businesses have invested billions pursuing this vision. Yet few brands have generated meaningful consumer interest online. In fact, social media seems to have made brands less significant.
While the rise of crowdculture diminishes the impact of branded content and sponsorships, it has greased the wheels for an alternative approach that I call cultural branding."
A cultura de Mongo é esta Babel de tribos e interesses:
"Today you’ll find a flourishing crowdculture around almost any topic: espresso, the demise of the American Dream, Victorian novels, arts-and-crafts furniture, libertarianism, new urbanism, 3-D printing, anime, bird-watching, homeschooling, barbecue. Back in the day, these subculturalists had to gather physically and had very limited ways to communicate collectively: magazines and, later, primitive Usenet groups and meet-ups.
Social media has expanded and democratized these subcultures. With a few clicks, you can jump into the center of any subculture, and participants’ intensive interactions move seamlessly among the web, physical spaces, and traditional media. Together members are pushing forward new ideas, products, practices, and aesthetics—bypassing mass-culture gatekeepers. With the rise of crowdculture, cultural innovators and their early adopter markets have become one and the same."
BTW, o que um amador pode fazer "The Star Trek Fan Film That Went Too Far"

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