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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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This book unfolds and explains an interesting theory about the internet and how it changed modern communication, our shiirky life and our thinking. Account Options Sign in. Jan 29, Kimberly Lightle rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But it is not just a someone and it is not just an everyday.

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Even if you’re in his “choir” I challenge you not to think while reading this very thought provoking book. If anyone can be a publisher, then anyone can be a journalist. Each chapter of the book covers a different way online c Here Comes Everybody opens with a story of the everyday: In the end, though, the book is a collection of sharp, highly readable thinking about not just the possibilities, but also the hard truths, surrounding new communication technologies.

The narrative flows nicely enough, but there are far too many repetitions, too many occurrences of only slightly rephrased points, some faulty translations and a number of spelling mistakes, at least in my edition.

Where Yochai’s writing is pretty academic sorry, YochaiClay’s is crisp, accessible and full of nuggety goodness. It’s not just journalists who are doomed. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

These anecdotes cover a wide range–from the creation of Wikipedia to a fashion obsessed blogger undermining a military coup to an online chat group for anorexics–and are generally interesting. The friend was motivated to start the site because, while he’d figured out who had the phone and managed to get hold of the young woman, he had made no headway with her. The link to the site gets passed from friend to friend, then on coems Myspace, and then to Digg. Sbirky, time constraints mean that I never get around to it.


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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations – Clay Shirky – Google Books

Not because I look through the obscure rules of probability-math because I — as a professional gambler comee — take ANY wager no matter how bad my shifky are. It’s a must-read for people interested in these topics, and an early entry into what I evergbody 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.

As noble as it might be, I’d rather have the sophisticated analysis. This is a task so large that, to my mind, no one’s really done it successfully. Sep 05, Tasha Christensen rated it liked it. Even efforts at sabotage would be corrected so long as and this is the important point users cared enough.

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Apr 18, Martha rated it really liked it Shelves: Wide-eyed statements like shirrky and claims that community “has not historically been a good guarantor of longevity” make me wonder if I’d do the world a favor by spending my free time looking for the rock Shirky lives under and turning it over so the guy can get some sunlight and vitamin D or something. He also talks about internet groups that have had startling effects in the real world A wide group of unrelated people swarms to a Web site about the theft of a cell phone and ultimately goads the New York City police to take action, leading to the culprit’s arrest.

Before there was a Web, he was Vice-President of the New York chapter of the EFF, and everyhody technology guides for Ziff-Davis, including a guide to email-accessible internet resources, and a guide to the culture of the internet.

First it’s the lack of speed, especially in hwre beginning chapters.

Yes, this changes the kinds of groups that can form, and what they can do, in a fundamental way. It probably should have been an essay, in Wired magazine or maybe in The Atlantic. He pulls in information from cclay like Bowling Aloneauthors like Malcom Gladwelland many of the most popular websites and writers.


Yes, there were letters pages and second editions, but often errors went uncorrected and the authority of a few people became all but unquestionable. The author doesn’t say that these boundaries have disappeared completely, but the perimeters have changed. To ask other readers questions about Here Comes Everybodyplease sign up. Leadbeater, a former FT journalist and now self-proclaimedly one of the world’s leading authorities on creativity in organisations, argues that the model of innovation is not Archimedes in the bath, still cones the lonely genius in the garret.

Sep 20, Fred Zimny rated it really liked it. The Accelerator Group was co,es on early stage firms, and Mr.

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Second, they must employ an appropriate tool for users to work together. New media teem with such dilemmas. Those tools are still the leaders in social media but he could just as easily have written this five years ago using Friendster, Yahoo Groups, Kodak Gallery, or Lycos. Shirky’s writings are archived at shirky. The hope was that someone who knew a little more about the principle would read the first entry and, horrified, change it.

There’s a whole lot more going on there, and people of all generations are beginning to figure that out. Brabazon also argues that the “assumption that ‘we’ can learn about technology from technology – without attention to user-generated contexts rather than content – is the gaping, stunning silence of Shirky’s argument”.

Everygody in Touch Sign up. This article is about the book. This review has been hidden eveerybody it contains spoilers. Quotes from Here Comes Everyb One of the culture’s wisest observers of the transformational power of the new forms of tech-enabled social interaction is Clay Shirky, and Here Comes Everybody is his marvelous reckoning with the ramifications of all this on what we do shiroy who we shiirky.

Jun 09, Ken rated it it was amazing.