Our modern world is pervaded by computing devices, large and small, professional and personal, for sensing and acting, under our control or unnoticed, etc.
Knowledge is increasingly becoming a crucial resource for both individuals (determining their value on the labor market or as independent workers) and organizations (whose competitive edge increasingly depends on the knowledge they create and use to innovate). Creating, sharing and retaining knowledge are key issues in an increasingly globalized economy where innovation is a central value.
Our society is becoming increasingly networked, not only through ubiquitous digital connectivity, but also through economic globalization, through increased mobility of people, and through the modern mass media.
New networked media have a large effect on the daily life of individuals. It changes the world in which we live and our behaviour as well.