HERE COMES EVERYBODY. THE POWER OF ORGANIZING. WITHOUT ORGANIZATIONS. CLAY SHIRKY. ALLEN LANE an imprint of. PENGUIN BOOKS . 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. 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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But that may be peripheral to his point: But watching people try is always enlightening. Jul 04, Natali rated it it was amazing. Sep 05, Tasha Christensen rated it liked it. I felt like the author was repeating himself over and over in order to make the same point: Why has the filter than publish model has been replaced with its converse? Just an excellent read.
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations – Clay Shirky – Google Books
Asked if I would take a bet if two of 50 people share the same birthday I would always say yes. Clay Shirky is a leading Internet thinker and a sharp analyst of social media developments.
It makes more sense for them to “publish then filter. Each chapter of the book covers a different way online communities have grown and changed our understanding of how things today are different because of the networks at our fingertips. Friends picked it up, passed it on, it went viral. One of my favorite quotes from the book and there are many is – We’re not dealing with information overload, that’s been happening since the s with the invention of the printing press, we’re dealing with filter failure.
Prior to his appointment at Hunter, he was the Chief Technology Officer of the NYC-based Web media and design firm Site Specific, where he created the company’s media tracking database and server log analysis software. Yes, this will probably change how our society functions. He employs the widespread adoption of the printing press and moveable type as an example of a previous world-changing technological revolution, which has been one of the most contentious historical examples with which social scientists examining technology have bludgeoned each other.
Clay Shirky discovers the sun. He also comes close to guessing, at various points, that these changes won’t all necessarily be positive. 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, Kodak Gallery, or Lycos.
That means, they must promise users something for their efforts that seems both engaging enough and realistic enough to inspire their participation. And if it is not desirable, will the outcome be a more informed news audience that places different more socially responsible demands on the professional media?
Apr 18, Martha coes it really liked it Shelves: If you have spent the last 20 years of your life in blissful ignorance of what was happening around you, it may as well turn out to be a fascinating book for you.
All in all I found this an interesting read. Return to Book Page. Alas, time constraints mean that I never get around to it.
Whilst shkrky likelihood of these pages being vandalised is high only Wikipedia members are allowed to edit them. So don’t look so smug. First anecdote with the lost phone makes a great point and then the book goes downhill. Each chapter of the book covers a different way online c Here Comes Everybody opens with a story of the everyday: What’s the optimal group size?
In “Here Comes Everbody, the author writes about the current social revolution where groups of people are coming together to share with one another, work together or gere some kind of public action.
This is a task so large that, to my mind, no one’s really done it successfully. Shirky discusses the delicate balance of sharing among communities; how it brings people together and how too much or too little can doom a network. Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound. With accelerating velocity, our age’s new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and more easily.
The Sidekick is returned to its rightful owner.
For generations they were indispensable in refreshing cultural memory, then in the midth century Gutenberg’s invention of movable type not only made their skills obsolete, but facilitated ocmes Protestant Reformation. A book that describes the exciting new text-messaging service called Twitter can only be described as quaint, but I see how it would have been revolutionary at the time of publication.
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. This rule caused another problem: There’s a whole lot more going on there, and people of all generations are beginning to figure that out. This creates a mass amateurization of journalism and photography, requiring a new definition of what credentials make someone a journalist, photographer, or news reporter.
Here Comes Everybody
An extraordinary exploration of how technology can empower cla and political organizers For the first time in history, the tools for cooperating on a global scale are not solely in the hands of governments or institutions.
Jul 28, Chipp rated it it was amazing. Anyone interested in the vitality and influence of groups of human beings -from knitting circles, to political movements, to multinational corporations-needs to read this book.