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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Please try again later. Tools that are overrun by those seeking to disrupt them, though, were flawed in some way, and will fall away in favor of tools such as Wikipedia that correct for such vandalism. These snips are not meant for the cold outsider’s eye, but for the close coterie of friends that most people have, within the giant outer wrapper that is Facebook or whatever.

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. For instance, a group called Black and White Maniacs on the photography-posting site Flickr recently established a rule that if you post a photograph you must immediately evdrybody on the shiry two photographs; the idea was to thwart jokers who show no interest in others’ work.

But watching people try is always enlightening.

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Wikipedia, Second Life, Craigslist, MySpace, Bebo, Facebook, Flickr point the way to the lovely future where sharing caring groups of amateurs can connect in ways that will be experientially satisfying, community-boosting and, fingers crossed, democratically revivifying. I really ought to write a fairer review.

Also by Clay Shirky. It was a waste of time as I have not learnt anything new. Shirky emphasizes that tools must take into account the number of people a group involves and the length of time a group must exist.

Inthe Abbot of Sponheim wrote a tract called In Defence of Scribes urging that the scribal everbody be maintained because the everybodyy act of handcopying sacred texts brought spiritual enlightenment. Shirky believes that the power of these new tools at our disposal will be harnessed collectively in a positive direction.


The multiple social eveerybody catalysed by the internet are just as unpredictable. Clay Shirky explores the ways in which technology has altered news consumption, social work, networking, self expression, and more.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

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 cones collaboration.

He also discusses celebrity – be it the celebrity of a well known film star or the celebrity of a famous blogger. The reproduction of music, journalism and xlay, have all been deeply affected by the rise of the internet and technology which enables all of us to cheaply and easily comws these things.

Wide-eyed statements like this and claims that community “has not historically been a good guarantor of longevity” make me wonder if I’d do yere world a favor by spending my free time looking for the rock Shirky lives under and turning it over so the guy can get some sunlight and vitamin D or something.

Fairness to Clay, a lot of his contemporaries are still upbeat utopians, while the run-up to the election saw Clay become one of the angriest pundits on the text-messaging service known as Twitter. This ranges from the terms in the license agreement—”Wikipedia will never sell your work”—to the rules and norms that are set for participation. Another would correct spelling errors.

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He was writing for an Internet [1] audience, typically a lot of bright programmers, developers, and network admins. First, they must put forward a “plausible promise” Eric Raymond ‘s term. New groups aren’t limited to the number of column-inches they can print, or the amount of airtime they can spare.

He draws a parallel with scribes who laboriously handcopied the wisdom of the ages from fragile and decaying manuscripts. First, he tends to have insightful things to say about topics I’m interested in.

Perhaps one of the most important things that I garnered from this book is the switch we are undergoing from a vertical hierarchy to something much more spread out and amorphous.

It talks about how groups form, and the way that people have to interact differently thanks to the invention of social media. You too could go the way of the lateth-century scribes. But this isn’t always true of new media sites. Shiroy answer is that new media offer greater chances for collaboration. No eBook available Penguin.


What’s the optimal group size? Another aspect of modern communication that was explored was the collapse between amateur and professional in several areas of life. Clay Shirky takes on these big questions in Here Comes Everybody, and the result is an engaging, eye-opening book that draws upon social change theory, economics, and psychology.

Quotes from Here Comes Everyb Activists use the Internet and e-mail to bring offensive comments made by Trent Lott and Don Imus to a wide public and hound them from their positions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Wikipedia is touchstone for both Shirky and Leadbeater, and they trace its triumph with glee. According to Shirky, clqy book is about “what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without needing traditional organizational structures”. It is equally important for those who think their job or company shifky remain the same throughout their lifetime.

Yes, this will have both good and bad implications for human society. 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. I learnt a lot of details I have never been aware of: In all likelihood, he would never have gotten the ahirky back without these two, uh, “traditional institutions and organizations. Clay Shirky’s “Here Comes Everybody” is an anecdote-rich look into the changing world of social media and digital collaboration.

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Shirky’s writings are archived at shirky. Now we get two the two stars I did not give to this book. The guy was outraged and did what a lot of people do. And if it is not desirable, will the outcome be a more informed news audience that places different more socially responsible demands on hwre professional media?