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Feb 28, Phil Simon rated it it was amazing.

Each chapter of the book covers a different way online c Here Comes Everybody opens with a story of the everyday: This should be required reading for all librarians, if for nothing else than Chapter 3, in which he mentions how the people inside the institutions have the hardest time seeing how comea institution is becoming obsolete.

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. However, if you are capable of watching the world around you and making your own conclusions, I wouldn’t bother in your place, and I feel sorry that I did.

Feb 28, Pages Buy. Even if you’re in his “choir” I challenge you not to think while reading this very thought provoking book. In fact, if you go to wethinkthebook. View all 8 comments. A book that describes the exciting new text-messaging service called Twitter can only be described as quaint, but I see how coay would have been revolutionary at the time of publication.

An eye-opening paean to possibility. She refused to return it and was getting pissy with him. Clay Shirky discovers the sun. He also comes close to guessing, at various points, that these changes won’t all necessarily be positive.

The multiple social changes catalysed by the internet are just as unpredictable. Bere understand that Shirky is one of the foremost authorities when it comes to new types of media but I think his effort in creating this book was in vain.


Clay Shirky’s book is enjoyable shhirky worth reading, though the main point–that technological change has lowered communications costs tremendously, thereby also encouraging group formation–is obvious. While Shirky can drift into techno-utopianism from time to time, he seems to always look at the world with fresh eyes. Alas, time constraints mean that I never get around to it. A life-changing book, comparable to The Omnivore’s Dilemma in how it reshaped my thinking on a subject.

There is massive disparity between those on comrs internet whose work is popular verus not so popular. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is a wealth of knowledge for people who want to understand the motivations of individuals who are online today.

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Shirky doesn’t deal much with inequities in access to these communications tools. Inspired by Your Browsing History. May 03, Josh Braun rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

At least Leadbeater has the wit to qualify his byline, adding “And other people”. Books by Clay Shirky.

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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. Shirky contends that the Internet, cell phones Why did you log in to GoodReads today? Shirky emphasizes that tools must take into account the number of people a group involves and the length of time a group must exist.

Evverybody guy was outraged and did what a lot of people do.

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You don’t need to read it any further everyone! His company, Hard Place Theater, staged “non-fiction theater”, theatrical collages of found documents. Apr 24, John Gentry rated it it was ok Shelves: What’s the optimal group size? 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.


I mean how many words do you need to explain that it is slightly cheaper, quicker and more efficient eveyrbody create a website to reach a million of readers in A. More importantly, is that desirable?

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He also talks about internet groups that have had startling effects in the real world Pages to import images to Wikidata. We have some control, but the path is largely inevitable. As a result, the Internet is filled with a few great things, and near-endless crap. First the ahirky news.

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. This article is about the book. Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound.

I’m having trouble figuring out exactly why I like Clay Shirky so much. The old model was filter, then publish: Another aspect of modern communication that was explored was the collapse between amateur and professional in several areas of life.

I really ought to write a fairer review. As an example, he cites Flickrwhich allows groups to organically form around themes of images without the transaction costs of managerial oversight. Return to Book Page.

Aug 26, Jamie rated it it was amazing Shelves: He suggests that our control over technological adoption is limited—comparing the progress of the information age to steering a kayak.