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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Another aspect of bere communication that was explored was the collapse between amateur and professional in several areas of life. About Here Comes Everybody 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.

Shirky was awesome to follow, years ago. It talks about how groups form, and the way that people have to interact differently thanks to the invention of social media. He has consulted with a variety of Dlay companies working on network design, including Nokia, Lego, the… More about Clay Shirky.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I and 35, other paid journalists in the UK plus lots more worldwide face the knacker’s yard. Mar 29, Jami Kumar rated it really liked it.

The author addresses the way social media sites give people the tools to act, but emphasizes its the design of the tool, along with other sometimes unforeseen circumstances, that allow people to mobilize and create an impact. Did you know that they ‘lock’ contentious topics until people’s temper tantrums have quietened down? But this only makes sense when it costs something to put your product out there.


For the most part, he sticks with the tech-utopian populist vision of a wo A book that describes the exciting new text-messaging service called Twitter can only be described as quaint, but I see how it would have been revolutionary at the time of publication.

Each chapter of the book covers a different way online communities have grown and changed our understanding of how things today are different because of the networks at our fingertips. Shirky graduated from Yale College with a degree in art, and prior to falling in love with the internet, he worked as a theater director and designer in New York. Perhaps this is what created my dislike of this book. The Power of Organizing without Organization published April 03, In many books and in most of the big papers.

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? This book’s all about the rise of social tools think twitter, facebook, meetup, etc and how the lowered costs of social interactions have changed group dynamics.

Open Preview See a Problem? The second chapter, on Cosean economics, is particularly well-argued, and I’ll be assigning it to students next semester. If anyone can be a publisher, then anyone can be a journalist. I don’t think we’ve figured it out yet. Please try again later. Worse yet, both authors have produced books that are hardly exemplars of the mass collaboration they affect to champion. As a result, the Internet is filled with a few great things, and near-endless crap. There are a 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.


This means that someone will just put down a sentence or two – merely to indicate that the topic needs covering. He suggests that our control over technological adoption is limited—comparing the progress of the information age to steering a kayak. That means, they must promise users something for their efforts that seems both engaging enough and realistic enough to inspire their participation. It’s a serious lack in the book that this doesn’t come up.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

At least Leadbeater has the wit to qualify his byline, adding “And other people”. Reprinted from my website: A revelatory examination of how the spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exict within them.

Coomes 26, Jamie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Occasionally, however, there is a dark note, and a fear that things will go wrong. He shows how more people with amateur capabilities can cause entire professions to have to adjust as is happening with journalism now. 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.