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

AND Chapter 5 in which he explains how Wikipedia works. It is equally important for those who think their job or company will remain the same throughout their lifetime.

Shirky has written extensively about the internet since shiriy This was also a good meta analysis of many of the other sociological “greatest hits” of the last years.

First, they must put forward a “plausible promise” Eric Raymond ‘s term. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Alas, I’ll get to that later. He also discusses the intimacy found in groups on the internet, which explains why so much of the conversation on Facebook or Twitter appears to be so facile.

Technology helps us to publish any old cobblers, then allows us to redraft it again and again. What’s the optimal group size? He also comes close to guessing, at various points, that these changes won’t all necessarily be positive. And anyway, Shirky isn’t crazy enough to say that the new ease of organizing will eradicate inequality throughout the world. He employs the widespread adoption of the printing press and moveable type as an example of a previous world-changing technological cojes, which has been one of the most contentious historical examples with which social scientists examining technology have bludgeoned each other.

And the bad news? Want to Read saving…. In fact, if you go to wethinkthebook. This shirly in the inherent desire of humans to improve something and so they will work harder or work on something period if they think they can contribute to making it better. If Shirky and Leadbeater are right, most professions will be undermined by web-based social tools in similarly harrowing ways.

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He concedes that public pressure via the Internet could be another implementation method for special interest groups. Shirky, for all clag proselytising chapter headings “Sharing anchors a community”, “Everyone is a media outlet”admits: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book is full of very strong observations and excellent stories. Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality”.

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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. And anyway, he could always go back and delete them. Those who are technological immigrants Baby boomers, and early Gen-Xers should read this to keep up on what is happening, and technological natives should read this to make sense of shitky the old way will be the ruin of some businesses and non-profits, and political campaigns, and clubs, and Mar 06, Jill rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But it is not just a someone and it is not just an everyday.

He was writing for an Internet [1] audience, typically a lot of bright programmers, developers, and network admins.

I am personally always blown over by the generosity of people on the internet, and the amazing access to information that is there for the asking, and thoroughly enjoyed these parts of the book. Ethics for Journalists Richard Keeble No preview available – Why can’t I upload someone else’s photographs and disseminate them around cyberspace? Return to Book Page.

This is essentially why Wikipedia does so well. First, he tends to have insightful things to say about topics I’m interested in. It talks about how groups form, and the way that people have to interact differently thanks to the invention of social media. It makes more sense for them to “publish then filter. But the fact that these two men are writing books surely shows they are the equivalent of the Abbot of Sponheim: I don’t think we’ve figured it out yet.


Each chapter of the book covers a different way online c Here Comes Everybody opens with a story of the everyday: 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. The guy was outraged and did what a lot of people do. And it never works for me. First it’s the lack of speed, especially in the beginning chapters.

Not all groups must exist forever, and each case is different.

It opened my eyes 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 cllay modern communication, our day-to-day life and our thinking.

I mean how many words do you need to explain that it is slightly cheaper, quicker and more efficient to create a website to reach a million of readers in A. To view it, click here.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

No eBook available Penguin. The message would have been the everybory Shirky emphasizes that tools must take into account the number of people a group involves and the length of time a group must exist. This creates a mass amateurization of journalism and photography, requiring a new definition of what credentials make someone a journalist, photographer, or news reporter.

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?