CAI and how the web video powers the global innovation

This blog represents Chris Anderson video talk about how the web video powers the global innovation. Social media became crowded since last few years. Social media is all about gathering crowd, share knowledge, inspire them, and receive desirable outcome. In order to gather crowd and share knowledge in old days, we were using flyers and giving the news in printed version of newspapers, which takes quite bit of time. Now-a-days technology driven social media using web video made the reduced the distance and the time to share the knowledge and get the environment awareness in the people.

In this article and video streaming, Chris Anderson described about CAI (Crowd Accelerated Innovation). You may like to know what actually CAI is, am I right? According to, CAI explains as:

“New global communities [are] granting their members both the means and the motivation to step up their skills and broaden their imaginations. It is unleashing an unprecedented wave of innovation in thousands of different disciplines. In short, it is boosting the net sum of global talent. It is helping the world get smarter.”

“Innovation has always been a group activity.  Ideas spawn from earlier ideas, bouncing from person to person and being reshaped as they go.  That’s how ideas bump into other ideas, replicate, mutate, and evolve.”

“So Crowd Accelerated Innovation isn’t new. In one sense, it’s the only kind of innovation there’s ever been. What is new is that the Internet—and specifically online video—has cranked it up to a spectacular degree.”

Anderson’s video also tells the story about how different nation and different culture shared the variety of knowledge through video streaming media. For in his example the Japanese kid learn how to use dance technique (inspiration) using the YouTube video which created (innovated) by some user who is living in Detroit, USA. After learning and grasping the same dance technique, Japanese kid releases another video of his knowledge to the world. That video is view by some teenager living in California remixes (desires) and releases it again to the world. So, that’s how the innovation, inspiration and desire took place with several region of the world simultaneously.

There are some pros and cons about web video social media such as we know the earlier stages of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. When they were starting out, there were no popularity for the social media sites because lack of technology which shared the information digitally. Today think what you can’t do with social media sites. You can play games online, share photo albums to friends and family, play radio online, and by the way you can share information using blog as well. Having web video conference, we can have eye contacts, physical expression, and gesture of the person who is sitting online other side of globe. So, finally some cons about web video social media are to have right kind of technologies both the side of communication media to transmit and receive knowledge.

At last, the following couple of links could be the best bet to learn more about Crowd Accelerated Innovation (CAI):

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Link 2:



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11 Responses to CAI and how the web video powers the global innovation

  1. Hey Raj,
    Your blog title and subtitle crack me up. You brought out some good highlights from the video. I had never thought about how the sharing of video through SM brought together so many unique audiences before watching this video. I thought his comparison of the street dancers to those who posted online was an excellent example.

    At the end of your blog, it seemed like it got cut off short on the cons with regards to social video sharing. I’d love to hear any more you had in mind other than just having similar technologies to help the parties share. One example that came to mind for me was out of the article “The Great Tech War of 2012” when it stated that one of the greatest limitations and frustrations in the technology world is the limitations imposed by phone/DSL/cable carriers. Limitations to bandwidth and accessibility do currently curtail the effectiveness of social videos. The U.S. is currently behind in this market because of being the first movers and having so much invested in copper lines. I’ll be interested to see how long it takes for our government or some private companies like Apple or Google to run their own fiber-optic cables throughout the US.

    • Thanks for your comment and sorry for late response. That was nice blog that I had posted and several things came into my mind that time. I am still trying to find something unique about this topic.
      The thought that you have about the article “The Great Tech War of 2012” is very challenging. I have the same thought that you have. For an example, I am from India and we have great infrastructure in telecommunications field. We are still doing lots of development in that field as well. I think the main reason that we have limitation here in US is that the local regional companies like AT&T, Charter, and etc…they wants to rule the specific region, and to become market leader. So, they don’t like any other company like Google or Apple put their steps in their territory.
      In my opinion, Google and Apple, they can do what they want to but I think some political pressure putting some control on them not to put their steps into this fiber optic (DSL/Cable Line) market. This is my thought about that topic. It could be right or it could be wrong. If you have any more concern or thought about it, you more than welcome to write me back.

  2. rrkracke says:

    You are right. Social media has come a long way. I did not get started with social media until I started going back to school in 2005. At that time, to get on Facebook, you had to have a school (.edu) account. Once I got my school account set up, I joined Facebook. It was a whole lot of people a whole lot younger than me, so it didn’t have a lot of appeal at the time. In 2007, when they removed the .edu address requirement, a lot more of the people I know started joining and it became a much more social environment for me. I then had people on there that I could better identify with.

    • Thanks Robert for your post. I am in Facebook since long time as well when I was in Jeffstate, but I didn’t know that when I register in Facebook with .edu school account or not. To be the honest I didn’t know that at all that Facebook had put restriction to register and create account in it without having a school account. Do you remember when Facebook removed this restriction?

  3. adilley says:

    Hollywood has jumped on the bandwagon using wed videos. After all, that is how Justin Beiber was discovered. Also, as soon as a video goes viral, talk show hosts such as Ellen, loves to bring them to her show. This website discusses how the dance group LXD formed. LXD performed at the Academy Awards last year. Most were found online.

    Also, I love this quote, “So Crowd Accelerated Innovation isn’t new. In one sense, it’s the only kind of innovation there’s ever been. What is new is that the Internet—and specifically online video—has cranked it up to a spectacular degree.” It is a deep comment. I agree with it. More often than not, it takes a group effort to come up with something. Maybe one person gets the credit, but I think there is many important people that go unnoticed.

    • Hi there,
      Thanks for the comment. And you are absolutely right, and I like your quote. Internet gave birth to lot of new technologies and concepts innovation. I am agree with you that SM was there before Internet, but through internet and SM together brings out the distance between people closer and closer. It also spread out positive attitudes and cultural awareness among them (people).

  4. drgyahoo says:

    The concept of Crowd Accelerated Innovation as described in Chris Anderson’s video was very enlightening as to how web videos can reach many different people and share information. As you mentioned, advertising and marketing strategies can be communicated now to numerous people quicker and more efficiently than the traditional paper methods. This reduces the travel time for meetings. Chris Anderson explained in his video that in order for someone to completely embrace the power of web video, they must understand and allow for openness. I do agree that this concept does help people learn from each other. Social Media, via Web Videos, Twitter, and Facebook, are prevalent in today’s Society and are instrumental in networking. Thanks for your additional information on Crowd Accelerated Innovation via the links your provided.

    • Hi there,
      Thanks for the comment. Networking through CAI Web Video made life easy. Lot of businesses like food chain restaurant, they learn how to increase the business 15% or more using social media site such as Facebook and Twitter. I remember when I was in my marketing class, there was a girl who was working in some food chain restaurant. She described in class that businesses like food chain restaurant uses Facebook to advertise the new product they are launching and also they put discount coupon on Facebook. That’s how they gain about 15%-25% business more.

  5. bbettiso says:

    Interesting points made!! I definitely have to say that prior to watching Chris Anderson’s video I didn’t view this in this aspect. Social media has driven the use of technology to another level and vice versa. Video streaming has became so popular that it picked over watching television at times or even going to the movies. I must say several decades ago no one would have ever imagined this. As technology advances so does social media overall.

    • Hi there,
      That true. Now we can watch movie online at home while sitting on couch for free without going to cinema. You can find any movie on any blog for free. You can watch online and can download it. You just pick the name, search on Google, and you will get lots of blogs of the destination source. At one time, when you search particular movie on Google, you will see various original sites for the movie that you search for; now most of sites are the blog sites where somebody that you don’t know uploaded and share with you to watch for free.

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