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But on the whole, this system produces more cool stuff than the expensive professional systems of production that came before.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

But this only makes sense when it costs something to put your product out there. He shows how more people with amateur capabilities can cause entire professions to have to adjust as is happening with journalism now.

Needles to say, it was not the book for me. After reading Morozov, I just can’t take this seriously. 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.

Equally, both seem naive about the desirable social changes being unleashed in new media. Not to mention he answers many of the unenlightened critics of blogs, Twitter, and Facebook in beautiful, easy to read language.

I got the same kind of feeling reading this book as I do reading Mal This probably should not have been a book.

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

Stories of the Future Present. It’s a great historical recap for someone who fell alseep in and just woke up. 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 shirly or Meetup facilitate this getting together.

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First it’s the lack of speed, especially in the beginning chapters. Jan 03, Georg rated it liked it Shelves: 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. If anyone can be a publisher, then anyone can be a journalist.


Shirky thinks this is a revolutionary example of how “we are living in the middle of a remarkable increase in our ability to share, to cooperate with one another, and to take collective action — all outside the framework of traditional institutions and organizations. So argues new media and social networking theorist Clay Shirky in his terrifically clever, though to my mind harrowing, book. Shirky emphasizes that tools must take into account the number of people a group involves and the length of time a group must exist.

Technological limitation made such professional skills important: Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program ITPwhere he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology — how our networks shape culture and vice-versa.

Yes, this will have both good and bad implications for human society. Whereas community “has not historically been a good guarantor longevity,” that is all changing with the advent of the InterToobz, social networking sites, and open source software. Jan 27, Bernard O’Leary rated it really liked it.

I don’t think we’ve figured it out yet. Shirky is cyber-utopianism galore. May 03, Josh Braun rated it really liked it Shelves: The beauty of open source and the socialistic nature of the Web allows the next generation of social media to learn from the first generation and create increasingly effective tools. 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.

C I learned about a new application called dodgeball http: A few people find that a world-class online encyclopedia created entirely by volunteers and open for editing by anyone, a wiki, is not an impractical idea.


Open Preview See a Problem? A revelatory examination clmes how the spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exict within them. But it’s not going to be pretty, lemme tell ya. And by popular I mean good, not just well liked. Ethics for Journalists Richard Keeble No preview available – Please try again later.

They share their story online, in order to vent. All the hundreds of people working on things like Linux programmes, or contributing to Genbank a public database of genetic sequencesor contributing to one of the myriad other organisations giving out their knowledge and expertise for free.

Now we get two the two stars I did not give to this book. The narrative flows nicely enough, but there are far too many repetitions, shifky many occurrences of only slightly rephrased If you have spent the eferybody 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.

Why did you log in to GoodReads today? All in all I found this an interesting read. Organizations can’t afford to hire one-hit-wonders, and while they may benefit from hiring the most productive people, they also can’t take advantage of the tiny contributions made by the least productive folks, which are actually valuable in aggregate.

This is a very good book to inform people about the way that the internet changes how people interact.

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Here Comes Everybody

According to Shirky, the book is about “what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without needing traditional organizational structures”. The friend creates a web page, stolensidekick. Sep 20, Fred Zimny rated it really liked it.