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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The events he references, the websites he talks about, etc.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky

First, they must put forward a “plausible promise” Eric Raymond ‘s term. Yes, this changes the kinds of groups that can form, and what they can do, in a fundamental way. Second, they must employ an appropriate tool for users to work together.

But you really shouldn’t. Jul 04, Natali rated it it was amazing. The only way I can justify the length of this book and all of the examples and supporting materials that are used for his basically simple ideas is that he believes [or believed at the time snirky he was writing it] that these ideas are somehow controversial.

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

You don’t have to have a MySpace page to know that the times they are a changin’. 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. 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.


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. While there are some decent aspects of Shirky’s book, I think my friend Dwayne is right. Feldman Limited preview – And anyway, he could always go back and delete them.

First anecdote with the lost phone makes a great point and then the book goes downhill. The wirter gives his anaysis on what the social impact will be. It probably should have been an essay, in Wired magazine or maybe in The Atlantic.

The book is full of very strong observations and excellent stories. The landscape it describes is changing so fast, you should slurp it up quick.

The Accelerator Group was focused on early stage firms, and Mr. Shirky’s role was technological due diligence and product strategy.

Wikipedia, Second Life, Craigslist, MySpace, Bebo, Facebook, Flickr point the everybpdy 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. There’s a whole lot more going on there, and people of all generations are beginning to figure that out.

Shirky contends that the Internet, cell phones Why did you log in to GoodReads today?

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Reprinted from my website: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The first was a simple program, the second was a very elegant program. I felt like the author was repeating himself over and over in order to make the same point: Shirky has written extensively cmoes the internet since Shirky props for giving it the ol’ college try and writing a book that is basically about something that is completely changing constantly.


It’s a great historical recap for someone who fell alseep in and just woke up. Our age’s new technologies of social networking are evolving- and causing us to evolve into new groups doing new things in new ways.

I have a few candidates for the main reason. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I mean how many words do you need to explain that it is slightly cheaper, quicker hree more efficient to create a website to reach a million of readers in A. They share their story online, in order to vent. It makes more sense for them to “publish then filter.

He also talks about internet groups that have had startling effects in the real world Uses some great everybosy of real works crowds, that I’ve actually heard about or even shirkyy myself, so that’s a good thing.

For any given piece of software the question “Do the people who like it take care of each other? Shirky doesn’t deal much with inequities in access to these communications tools. It was published inand already so much has changed with its subject matter [social groups on the Internet] in the last four years that this book feels incomplete, and almost [ALMOST] irrelevant.

But how can the extreme openness and decentralisation Shirky and Leadbeater prize survive in such a rule-bound climate? Whereas community “has not historically been a good guarantor longevity,” that is all changing with the advent of the InterToobz, social networking sites, and open source software.