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I learned about a new application called dodgeball http: It opened my herw how much this revolution arose from economic and time sparing facts and rules and how professional wri This book unfolds and explains an interesting theory about the internet and how it changed modern communication, our day-to-day life and our thinking.

The hope was that someone who knew a little more about the principle would read the first entry and, horrified, change it. Worse yet, both authors have produced books that are hardly exemplars of the mass collaboration they affect to champion.

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Inspired by Your Browsing Clxy. Prior to his appointment at NYU, Mr. And a good thing too, argues Shirky: Finally, the group must strike an appropriate bargain with users.

The guy was outraged and did what a lot of people do. In these instances two way communication is obviously severely restricted, and the role of friend found in clsy groups morphs into follower. Shirky also discusses the possibility of mass amateurization that the internet allows.


Apr 24, John Gentry rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a wealth of knowledge for people who want to understand the motivations of individuals who are online today.

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

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. Fascinating read about social networks and organizing. Shirky’s book is not necessarily mind-blowing, but it’s an interesting read and written on a topic that definitely deserves attention. It’s a must-read for people interested in these topics, and an early entry into what I hope will become a larger corpus of academic literature detailing the influences on, and day-to-day realities of, online groups in as thorough and critical a manner as previous generations of scholars looked at media professions from filmmaking to journalism.

Similarly, mobile phone manufacturers did not foresee how texting would become such an important feature of their products.

Reprinted from my website: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is a book by Clay Shirky published by Penguin Press in on the effect of the Comee on modern group dynamics and organization. Apr 18, Martha rated it really liked it Shelves: Where Yochai’s writing is pretty academic sorry, YochaiClay’s is crisp, accessible and full of nuggety goodness.


As a result, the Internet is filled with a few great things, and near-endless crap. First, they must put forward a “plausible promise” Eric Raymond ‘s term. In a review, NYTimes. They are coming alright.


Shirky understood the significance of online collaboration back then, at a time when everyone else thought MySpace was an shkrky toy. Jul 28, Chipp rated it it was amazing. This person happens to have a friend who is a savvy programmer and the day is now, where millions of people are connected through various shirjy networks.

If Shirky and Leadbeater are right, most professions will be undermined by web-based social tools in similarly harrowing ways. Seems to be en vogue nowadays.

The multiple social changes catalysed by the internet are just as unpredictable. Yes, this will have both good and bad implications for human society. Or is that overly Utopic? C I learned about a new application called dodgeball http: I felt like the author I had to read this book for one of my classes, Anthropology of Media and Culture.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in user behavior and post modern communication.