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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Jonathan Zittrain - the Web as Random Acts of Kindness

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Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist and Internet law expert Jonathan Zittrain begs to differ. The Internet, he suggests, is made up of millions of acts of kindness, curiosity, and trust. In this TEDTalk the Harvard law professor elaborates on three examples of cyber-trust: the Internet itself, founded by three high school friends on the principle of cooperative networking; Wikipedia; and services such as the Craigslist rideshare board and CouchSurfing that allow people to share travel or living quarters with total strangers.
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20 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 10, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Jonathan Zittrain
Jonathan Zittrain - The Web as Random Acts of Kindness
Web as Random Acts of Kindness
  • Rise of the Internet (3:35)
  • Neighborly Duty (4:59)
  • Ready to Help (3:22)
  • Moral Acts of Kindness (2:01)
  • Fulfilling Human Requests (3:18)
  • Internet: It's a Verb (2:14)
  • Credits:TEDTalks: Jonathan Zittrain - The Web as Random Acts of Kindness (0:05)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
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48456 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (20 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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