Tuesday April 24th 2012
|Where||The Commonwealth Cub of California - 595 Market Street - San Francisco, CA|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Cost||$20 standard, $8 members, $7 student (with valid ID)|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||Howard Rheingold, Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online|
Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the 21st century. How can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers? In Net Smart, author and Stanford lecturer Rheingold shows how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully.
There is a bigger social issue at work in digital literacy, one that goes beyond personal empowerment. If we combine our individual efforts wisely, it could produce a more thoughtful society: countless small acts like publishing a Web page or sharing a link could add up to a public good that enriches everyone.
Commonwealth Cub of California
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. The Club brings over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 15,000 members.
The mission of the Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.
The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in Lafayette in the East Bay.
For members outside the Bay Area, The Club's weekly radio broadcast—the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924—is carried across the nation on public and commercial radio stations. The Club's web site archive features audio of the recent programs, as well as selected speeches from the Club's long and distinguished history.