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The STREAM TONE by T. Gilling The Shallows by Nicholas Carr Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky How to Build a Computer by John Gower III Trust Me. HERE COMES EVERYBODY. THE POWER OF ORGANIZING. WITHOUT ORGANIZATIONS. CLAY SHIRKY. ALLEN LANE an imprint of. PENGUIN BOOKS . On reading Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky and We-Think by Charles Leadbeater, Stuart Jeffries hopes that reports of the journalist’s.

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An eye-opening paean to possibility. Hardcoverpages.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky

Jan 29, Jakub rated it liked it. One hundred and twenty-nine people went on to edit this topic – and the description for asphalt now has the level of detail we associate with Wikipedia entries. This book seems to be written for marketing people and Vice Presidents whatever that means these days: Almost monthly a new website becomes popular that enables users to upload, create, and collaborate in a new, creative way.

It’s a great historical recap for someone who fell alseep in and just woke up.

First, he tends to have insightful things to say about everybdoy I’m interested in. I felt like the author I had to read this book for one of my classes, Anthropology of Media and Culture. Any illiterate jerk could write the entry on, say, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. In addition to his consulting work, Mr.


Here Comes Everybody

If Shirky and Leadbeater are right, most professions will be undermined by web-based social tools in similarly harrowing ways. Clay Shirky ‘s new book, Here Comes Everybody is at once highly readable and a massive undertaking.

Please try again later. I had to read this book for one of my classes, Anthropology of Media and Culture. He draws a parallel with scribes who laboriously handcopied the wisdom of the ages from fragile and decaying manuscripts. The second chapter, on Cosean economics, is particularly well-argued, and I’ll be assigning it to students next semester. Where Yochai’s writing is pretty academic sorry, YochaiClay’s is crisp, accessible and full of nuggety goodness.

Clay Shirky teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where he researches the interrelated effects of our social and technological networks.

Shirky contends that the Internet, cell phones and other two-way communications technologies have lowered the barriers to group formation, such that people are organizing to great effect in ways that would have been impossible just a few years ago. The friend creates a web page, stolensidekick. I learned about a new application called dodgeball http: The friend was motivated to start the site because, while he’d figured out who had the phone and managed to get hold of the young woman, he had made no headway with her.

Unlike other writers on the subject, Shirky’s prose is clear, and his examples are quite convincing.

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The multiple social changes catalysed by the internet are just as unpredictable. Alas, time constraints mean that I never get around to it. Equally, both seem naive about the desirable social changes being unleashed in new media.


The spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing how people come together and get things doneā€”and sparking a revolution that, as Clay Shirky shows, is changing what we do, how we do it, and even who we are. AND Chapter 5 in which he explains how Wikipedia works. I got the same kind of feeling reading this book as I do reading Mal This probably should not have been a book.

Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program ITPwhere he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology — how our networks shape culture and vice-versa.

Awesome book on how communities form and work. I really ought to write a fairer hdre. But it’s not going to be pretty, lemme tell ya.

This is taking place in all sorts of ways: Jun 09, Ken rated it it was amazing. Amazing cultural and social shifts are occurring.