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  • Title: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
  • Author: Clay Shirky
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  • Page: 193
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  • A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long term economic and social effects for good and for ill A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement iA revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long term economic and social effects for good and for ill A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades A midwestern professor of Middle Eastern history starts a blog after 9 11 that becomes essential reading for journalists covering the Iraq war 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 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 Jihadi groups trade inspiration and instruction and showcase terrorist atrocities to the world, entirely online 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 With accelerating velocity, our age s new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and easily You don t have to have a MySpace page to know that the times they are a changin Hierarchical structures that exist to manage the work of groups are seeing their raisons d tre swiftly eroded by the rising technological tide Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound 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 and who we are Like Lawrence Lessig on the effect of new technology on regimes of cultural creation, Shirky s assessment of the impact of new technology on the nature and use of groups is marvelously broad minded, lucid, and penetrating it integrates the views of a number of other thinkers across a broad range of disciplines with his own pioneering work to provide a holistic framework for understanding the opportunities and the threats to the existing order that these new, spontaneous networks of social interaction represent Wikinomics, yes, but also wikigovernment, wikiculture, wikievery imaginable interest group, including the far from savory A revolution in social organization has commenced, and Clay Shirky is its brilliant chronicler.
    Clay Shirky
    Mr Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer to peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client server infrastructure that characterizes the Web Current clients include Nokia, GBN, the Library of Congress, the Highlands Forum, the Markle Foundation, and the BBC.In addition to his consulting work, Mr Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program ITP , where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology how our networks shape culture and vice versa His current course, Social Weather, examines the cues we use to understand group dynamics in online spaces and the possible ways of improving user interaction by redesigning our social software to better reflect the emergent properties of groups.Mr Shirky has written extensively about the internet since 1996 Over the years, he has had regular columns in Business 2.0, FEED, OpenP2P and ACM Net_Worker, and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired, Release 1.0, Computerworld, and IEEE Computer He has been interviewed by Slashdot, Red Herring, Media Life, and the Economist s Ebusiness Forum He has written about biotechnology in his After Darwin column in FEED magazine, and serves as a technical reviewer for O Reilly s bioinformatics series He helps program the Biological Models of Computation track for O Reilly s Emerging Technology conferences.Mr Shirky frequently speaks on emerging technologies at a variety of forums and organizations, including PC Forum, the Internet Society, the Department of Defense, the BBC, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Highlands Forum, the Economist Group, Storewidth, the World Technology Network, and several O Reilly conferences on Peer to Peer, Open Source, and Emerging Technology.Prior to his appointment at NYU, Mr Shirky was a Partner at the investment firm The Accelerator Group in 1999 2001, an international investment group with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London The Accelerator Group was focused on early stage firms, and Mr Shirky s role was technological due diligence and product strategy.Mr Shirky was the original Professor of New Media in the Media Studies department at Hunter College, where he created the department s first undergraduate and graduate offerings in new media, and helped design the current MFA in Integrated Media Arts program.Prior to his appointment at Hunter, he was the Chief Technology Officer of the NYC based Web media and design firm Site Specific, where he created the company s media tracking database and server log analysis software Site Specific was later acquired by CKS Group, where he was promoted to VP Technology, Eastern Region.Before there was a Web, he was Vice President of the New York chapter of the EFF, and wrote technology guides for Ziff Davis, including a guide to email accessible internet resources, and a guide to the culture of the internet He appeared as an expert witness on internet culture in Shea vs Reno, a case cited in the Supreme Court s decision to strike down the Communications Decency Act in 1996.Mr 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 His company, Hard Place Theater, staged non fiction theater , theatrical collages of found documents.Mr Shirky s writings are archived at shirky, and he currently runs the N.E.C mailing list for his writings on networks, economics, and culture.


    Commentaires:

    Caroline
    I love the title of this book - Here Comes Everybody - and that is exactly what is celebrated here.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. He also talks about internet groups that have had startling effects in the real world.ke the organisation of flash-mobs, or mass protests that have made big corporations [...]

    Ken
    Why did you log in to GoodReads today? What is behind the explosion of Internet-based social networking in all its forms, from e-mail, to listservs, to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter? And more important: what does this new wave of truly participatory media bode for the future?Clay Shirky takes on these big questions in Here Comes Everybody, and the result is an engaging, eye-opening book that draws upon social change theory, economics, and psychology. Shirky contends that the Internet, cell phones [...]

    Jamie
    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 the institution is becoming obsolete. (yikes! but true!) AND Chapter 5 in which he explains how works. I also loved the later chapters on the importance of failures, and how institutions often have a hard time letting things go because they've already paid for them.This "failure"concept first occurred to me in about, [...]

    Irena
    After reading Morozov, I just can't take this seriously. Shirky sounds super enthusiastic about group forming, power of groups, yeeyFirst anecdote with the lost phone makes a great point and then the book goes downhill. Shirky is cyber-utopianism galore. I can't--

    Catherine
    If you're someone who wonders what those kids are up to these days, and you've heard of facebook but don't know what it does, and someone mentioned twitter to you once, but that pretty much escapes you - this is the book for you.Needles to say, it was not the book for me.Much of this book is spent describing various social networking / new media sites, and exploring their function as part of an altered vision of social organizing. The internet, runs Shirky's argument, allows users to cut out the [...]

    Josh Braun
    Reprinted from my website: Clay Shirky's new book,Here Comes Everybody is at once highly readable and a massive undertaking. He sets out to explain, as many recent authors have done, how new communication technologies and the people who use them are changing the world we live in. This is a task so large that, to my mind, no one's really done it successfully. But watching people try is always enlightening. In effect, reading through books on Internet and society is like watching a multitude of re [...]

    Georg
    This book unfolds and explains an interesting theory about the internet and how it changed modern communication, our day-to-day life and our thinking. I liked his description of the steps from the medieval scribers to Gutenberg's printing technique, from the telephone and the radio/TV to the first years of the Internet and then the generation of Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. It opened my eyes how much this revolution arose from economic (and time sparing) facts and rules and how professional wri [...]

    Mike W
    Clay Shirky's book is enjoyable and worth reading, though the main point--that technological change has lowered communications costs tremendously, thereby also encouraging group formation--is obvious. The book is really a collection of anecdotes illustrating this central point. These anecdotes cover a wide range--from the creation of to a fashion obsessed blogger undermining a military coup to an online chat group for anorexics--and are generally interesting.

    Kimberly Lightle
    This book really hit home in terms of the amazing changes that are occurring because of the read/write web and the digital tools that are available to everybody. Amazing cultural and social shifts are occurring. One of my favorite quotes from the book (and there are many) is - We're not dealing with information overload, that's been happening since the 1500s with the invention of the printing press, we're dealing with filter failure.

    Kelley
    I really ought to write a fairer review. Alas, time constraints mean that I never get around to it. I end up snarking or kvelling way more than a book deserves, and never correct my initial impressions with a systematic review. So, I'll be lazy again and simply paste a few things I wrote to my friend, Dwayne Monroe:Breaking: Clay Shirky discovers the sun. News at 11!Clay Shirky needs to stop drinking kool-aid laced sterno. In his book, Here Comes Everybody, he concludes with this amazing news!"W [...]

    Natali
    This may be one of the best ethnographies of our time. Clay Shirky explores the ways in which technology has altered news consumption, social work, networking, self expression, and more. He argues that new media technologies are as revolutionary as the printing press and movable type once were. Shirky takes examples from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Digg. Those tools are still the leaders in social media but he could just as easily have written this five years ago using Friendster, Yahoo Group [...]

    Judyta Szaciłło
    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. 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. It was a waste of time as I have not learnt anything new. The narrative flows nicely enough, but there are far too many repetitions, too many occurrences of only slightly rephrased [...]

    Patrick Brown
    A life-changing book, comparable to The Omnivore's Dilemma in how it reshaped my thinking on a subject. Highly recommended for anyone interested in how the web is impacting social interaction. While Shirky can drift into techno-utopianism from time to time, he seems to always look at the world with fresh eyes. Unlike other writers on the subject, Shirky's prose is clear, and his examples are quite convincing.

    Bernard O'Leary
    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. Shirky understood the significance of online collaboration back then, at a time when everyone else thought MySpace was an amusing toy. He also comes close to guessing, at various points, that these changes won't all necessarily be positive. For the most part, he sticks with the tech-utopian populist vision of a wo [...]

    Hezekiah Brown
    This is a very good book to inform people about the way that the internet changes how people interact. It talks about how groups form, and the way that people have to interact differently thanks to the invention of social media.

    Martha
    Here Comes Everybody opens with a story of the everyday: someone loses a phone. But it is not just a someone and it is not just an everyday. This person happens to have a friend who is a savvy programmer and the day is now, where millions of people are connected through various online networks. The phone is found and returned, but Clay Shirky’s point is made: communities are growing so you need to understand them and how they change things.Each chapter of the book covers a different way online [...]

    Jakub
    This probably should not have been a book. It probably should have been an essay, in Wired magazine or maybe in The Atlantic. Shirky is a good writer, he writes clearly and entertainingly, but there just isn't enough substance in here to justify an almost 400 page book. There are a few [maybe two or 3] central ideas that are then expanded upon, examples are given, then more examples are given, and then finally padding is added. I got the same kind of feeling reading this book as I do reading Mal [...]

    Luca Conti
    Clay Shirky è indubbiamente uno degli autori più capaci oggi di analizzare i cambiamenti sociali provocati dall’avvento su larga scala di social media e social network, con una prosa leggera, quanto coinvolgente e ricca di casi, esempi, spiegazioni comprensibili a tutti. Se leggi abitualmente questo genere di libri, in Uno per uno, tutti per tutti finirai col trovare storie che in qualche caso avrai già sentito. Un po’ perché il libro è stato pubblicato nel febbraio del 2008, un po’ p [...]

    Jami Kumar
    I learned about a new application called dodgeball (dodgeball/) but it looks like the site is being shut down. Basically, the service allowed you to subscribe and then if you were out on the town and you posted your location, it would notify everyone affiliated with your account and any of your friends accounts if you were in the same vicinity. It included a pic of the person in the phone so you could essentially meet a friend of a friend out without being previously introduced. Cool service.Thi [...]

    Jill
    Fantastic stuff. I'm already finding ways to use this (or at least have seen it) in so many places in my life. 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 why the old way will be the ruin of some businesses (and non-profits, and political campaigns, and clubs, and). Of particular fascination to me was the way he talked about explicit and implicit promises, a [...]

    John Gentry
    I had to read this book for one of my classes, Anthropology of Media and Culture. Perhaps this is what created my dislike of this book. The whole time reading I felt like it was all old news. I 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. The events he references, the websites he talks about, etc. are all yesterdays news. This led the book to be dry and boring to me. I felt like the author [...]

    Tasha Christensen
    Clay Shirky's "Here Comes Everybody" is an anecdote-rich look into the changing world of social media and digital collaboration. He uses examples as varied as one man's quest to bring a phone thief to justice to Thai censorship during a military coup.Perhaps one of the most important things that I garnered from this book is the switch we are undergoing from a vertical hierarchy to something much more spread out and amorphous. Almost monthly a new website becomes popular that enables users to upl [...]

    Jerry
    Clay and Yochai Benkler have been the best recent chroniclers of how business is being changed by the new self-organizing capabilities of the Net. Where Yochai's writing is pretty academic (sorry, Yochai), Clay's is crisp, accessible and full of nuggety goodness. Clay's a great storyteller, and chooses his stories wisely to drive home the points of how much things have changed in a decade.

    Atila Iamarino
    Ótima perspectiva sobre o que a internet tem trazido. Como a facilidade de agregar pessoas e formar grupos muda as relações que estabelecemos e o que é possível fazer. O livro mistura relatos que ilustram lições sobre como aquela situação só é possível através destas novas interações, uma boa combinação. Acho o complemento ideal para o What Technology Wants.

    Lilly
    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. It's a great overview of the various movements and episodes they've inspired (who thought I'd look upon Twitter with such respect?) and of the role of technology in our lives. I thought it was well-written and a quick read, and it made me feel kinda cool again. You digg?

    Mary Ann (MAA)
    Good book to understand power of new technology whether it be social media or the web. It's a little dated, but is a good read for boomers and older to understand how people are using new methods of communication and interaction. Can provoke good discussion for those who are interested in, but not fully understand, the new technologies that young people have grown up with.

    Fred Zimny
    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. Our age's new technologies of social networking are evolving- and causing us to evolve into new groups doing new things in new ways.Clay Shirky is a leading Internet thinker and a sharp analyst of social media developments.

    Lauren
    This book is a nice counterwork to Andrew Keen's (rather infantile) "The Cult of the Amateur." I first saw Shirky speak in a TED video, only to discover he'd taken many of the ideas I'd worked with in my college thesis on and brought them to a more well composed fruition. A recommended work for anyone with optimism for the future of the internet as it pertains to knowledge and learning.

    Phil Simon
    Fascinating read about social networks and organizing. Addresses questions such as:What's the optimal group size?Why groups can't exist without members and vice versa? Why are social tools bound to transform society?Why has the filter than publish model has been replaced with its converse?Just an excellent read.

    Chipp
    Wow - I inhaled this book like none-other! The landscape it describes is changing so fast, you should slurp it up quick. It's a great historical recap for someone who fell alseep in 2002 and just woke up.

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