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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Amazing cultural and social shifts are occurring. Reprinted from my website: However, after publication, in an interview with Journalism. Finally, the group must strike an appropriate bargain with users.

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Clay Shirky has a great understanding of the different values people place on networks. This page was last edited on 2 Marchat The book is full of very strong observations and excellent stories. Uses some great examples of real works crowds, that I’ve actually heard about or even seen myself, so that’s a good thing. Almost monthly a new website becomes popular that enables users to upl Clay Shirky’s “Here Comes Everybody” is an anecdote-rich look into the changing world of social media and digital collaboration.

Shirky was awesome to follow, years ago. Prior to his appointment at NYU, Mr. The woman who lost it in a cab told a friend about the loss, distraught because it contained all her information for planning her wedding.

Jan 29, Kimberly Lightle rated it it was amazing. Asked if I would take a bet if two of 50 people share the same birthday I would always say yes.

Another aspect of modern communication that was explored was the collapse between amateur and professional in several areas of life. The multiple social changes catalysed by the internet are just as unpredictable.

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

She refused to return it and was getting pissy with him. A dissatisfied airline passenger who spawns a national movement by taking her case to the web. In the end, though, the book is a collection of sihrky, highly readable thinking about not just the possibilities, but also the hard truths, surrounding new communication technologies. This creates a mass amateurization of journalism and photography, requiring a new definition of what credentials make someone a journalist, photographer, or news reporter.

They are coming alright. Then you could re-insert them. This should be required reading for all evergbody, if for nothing else than Chapter 3, in which he mentions how the people inside the institutions have the hardest time seeing how the institution is becoming obsolete. Shirky is a good writer, he writes clearly and entertainingly, but there everybodj isn’t enough substance in here to justify an almost page book. Those tools are still the leaders in social media but he could just as easily have written this five years ago using Friendster, Yahoo Groups, Coes Gallery, or Lycos.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

This is a very good book to inform people about the way that the internet changes how people interact. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Shirky is cyber-utopianism galore. Inthe Abbot of Sponheim wrote a tract lcay In Defence of Scribes urging that the scribal tradition be maintained because the very act of handcopying sacred texts brought spiritual enlightenment. Another would correct spelling errors. His company, Hard Place Theater, staged “non-fiction theater”, theatrical collages of found documents.

As a result, the Internet is filled with a few great things, and near-endless crap. Technological limitation made such professional skills important: Jihadi groups trade inspiration and instruction and showcase terrorist atrocities to the world, entirely online.


A few thoughts that I am still everynody on include: Clay Shirky’s “Here Comes Everybody” is an anecdote-rich look into the changing world of social media and digital collaboration.

The author makes nere number of fascinating arguments in the book, but these I see as the main ones: For the fictional character, see Finnegans Wake. The message would have been the same: Freedom of speech means that there may be groups forming that we do not approve of or think are valuable, such as pro-anorexia online forums.

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.

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Aug 26, Jamie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shirky discusses the way the internet has made coming together and communicating infinitely easier for people, and the ways in which the structure of certain groups at places like flickr or Meetup facilitate this getting together. Perhaps one of the most important things that I garnered from this book is the switch we are undergoing from a vertical commes to something much more spread out and amorphous.

Occasionally, however, there is a dark note, and a fear that things will go wrong.

I learnt a lot of details I have never been aware of: