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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He draws a parallel with scribes who laboriously handcopied the wisdom of the ages from fragile and decaying manuscripts. A dissatisfied airline passenger who spawns a national movement by taking her case to the web. Awesome book on how communities form and work. An eye-opening paean to possibility. The reproduction of music, journalism and photography, have all been deeply affected by the rise of the internet and technology which enables all of us to cheaply and easily do these things.

It was published inand already so much has changed with its subject matter [social groups on the Internet] in the last four years that this book feels incomplete, and almost [ALMOST] irrelevant. Another would correct spelling errors.

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

Another aspect of modern communication that was explored was the collapse between amateur and professional in several areas of life. In many books and in most of the big papers.

Shirky props for giving it the ol’ college try and writing a book comee is basically about something that is completely changing constantly.

He acknowledges that many individuals seek to disrupt cooperative efforts look at spammers, or “trolls” on mailing lists, for instance. He argues that new media technologies are as revolutionary as the printing press and movable type once were.


Whilst the likelihood of these pages being vandalised is high only Wikipedia members are allowed to edit them.

While Shirky can come into techno-utopianism from time to time, he seems to always look at the world with fresh eyes. Jan 29, Jakub rated it liked it. I think 34 words are enough to get he idea, but Shirky thinks it should take at shidky 20 pages.

Good book to understand power of new technology whether it be social media or the web. An extraordinary exploration of how technology can empower social 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.

There are hrre few interesting anecdotes, about the founding of Wikipedia for example, but again, nothing that could not have been contained in a feature essay in a good magazine.

And by popular I mean good, not just well liked.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 24, Pages Buy. First, he tends to have insightful things to say about topics I’m interested in.

He also comes close to guessing, at various points, that these changes won’t all necessarily be positive. We have some control, but the path is largely inevitable. A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects-for good and for ill A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades.

Clay’s a great storyteller, and chooses his stories wisely to drive home the points of how much things have changed in a decade. That process proved cumbersome, so Nupedia’s founders were introduced to a “wiki”, a web page that could be edited by anyone with access to it. But that may be peripheral to his point: 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. Shirky may be synthesizing constructionist and determinist perspectives in interesting ways, but he’s bound to draw some criticism from entrenched theorists in the process.


Why has the filter than publish model has been replaced with its converse? Jan 29, Kimberly Lightle rated it it was amazing. Discussions of how people co-create tools and content are also at the heart of his book, and he suggests at the outset that technology merely offers affordances for our hardwired group-forming instincts. It’s a great historical recap for someone who fell alseep in and just woke up.

Jan 29, Lilly rated it liked it. Navy, the Libyan government, and Lego. Finally, the group must strike an appropriate bargain with users.

Both revel in the fact that new web-based social tools help single mothers looking online for social networks or pro-democracy campaigners in Belarus. The whole time reading I felt like it was all old news. About Here Comes Everybody An extraordinary exploration of how technology can empower social and political organizers For the first time in history, the tools hee cooperating on a global scale are not solely in the hands of governments or institutions.

The author argues that social tools drastically reduce transaction costs and organizing overhead, allowing loosely structured groups with limited managerial oversight to operate under the Coasean Floor. Second, they must employ an appropriate tool for users to work together.

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