--- Posted by Isidro Laso Ballesteros, DG INFSO Scientific Officer in unit responsible for Networked Media Systems, Workshop organiser at Digital Agenda Assembly
Social networks are dramatically transforming economic and policy landscape, e.g. Arab uprising, zero email companies, crowd sourcing of innovation, emergency and crisis response. Moreover, social networks are strategic platforms to increase competitiveness of all sectors for Europe. Contrary to common thinking, there are many very successful European Social Networks supporting cultural diversity very close to citizens (representing 200 Million registered users).
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