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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Clay Shirky

Shirky examines how technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, and the resulting long-term economic and social effects. In this delightfully readable book, practically every page has an insight that will change the way you think about the new era of social media."--Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of "Wired" Magazine.

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Book Information

Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 03/01/2009
Pages: 344
ISBN-13: 9780143114949
ISBN-10: 0143114948
Language: English

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April 05, 2009

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I have been recommending The Innovator's Dilemma by Clay Christensen to a lot of people lately. There are so many industries being ravaging by disruptive innovations. Publishing of all flavors is being forever changed by print-on-demand, the internet, and the amateur. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

January 11, 2010

In our second to last installment of articles from past editions of In the Books, we have a short essay from mister Jon Mueller. In it, Jon shares some of his insights on an oft-discussed topic around these parts—the future of the book and distribution of ideas. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ The Shifting Landscape of Moving Ideas: The Art of Publishing in a Socially Empowered World BY JON MUELLER The book remains the definitive source for deep exploration of knowledge on a topic. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

June 06, 2011

➻ Cory Doctorow has laid out an interesting chronology of intellectual property rights since the first part of the 20th century for The Guardian's Comment Is Free interview series. Arguing that Every pirate wants to be an admiral, he tells a story that begins with sheet music composers and ends with the Internet about how elements of every innovation are seen as piracy until they become the mainstream, at which time they begin accusing the next generation of innovators of piracy. Stating at the beginning of the video that "The way to increase the health of the cultural realm is to allow more people to participate in it in more ways," he ends with anxiety that, for the first time in history, lawmakers may end up on the wrong side of the debate between the so-called "pirates" and supposed "admirals. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

January 10, 2011

It's been a while since we linked up a Friday afternoon, and since I didn't get the chance to do it last Friday, I thought I'd do so today. ➻ Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus, contributed an article to the current issue of Foreign Affairs about The Political Power of Social Media. You'll need to purchase the full length article ($0. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

June 05, 2009

Everybody has been asking us what books they should read to understand social media. People are trying to make sense of this newly connected world. How does Facebook affect my business? READ FULL DESCRIPTION

October 13, 2015

Clay Shirky spends a year in China chronicling China's (specifically cell phone maker Xiaomi's) attempt to be a tech originator—and what it means for the future course of globalization. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

August 29, 2011

When you booted up Windows 95, a man named Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno made that experience more remarkable and memorable. He made the little league game at the end of the movie Traffic seem profound and timeless—a gentle, reassuring reminder that the universe is stitched together of individual, seemingly mundane moments. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

August 13, 2009

I had the opportunity to speak at Social Media University - Milwaukee a few weeks ago. Some of the follow-up email has been asking for the recommended reading list I gave out during my Blogging For Success session. Here the list and some reasons these are worth your time: Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky - This is the big idea book; it's the one that examines social media from a sociological viewpoint with outstanding examples the reduced friction the Internet provides. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

April 13, 2009

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky, Penguin Books, 344 pages, $16. 00, Paperback, February 2009, ISBN 9780143114949 Everyone seems to have a vague idea of what sociology is. But a high school history class, or the course you took in college to cover some elective requirement, is about as far as we usually get in that understanding. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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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. The spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing how people come together and get things done--and sparking a revolution that, as Clay Shirky shows, is changing what we do, how we do it, and even who we are. Here, we encounter a whoman who loses her phone and recruits an army of volunteers to get it back from the person who stole it. A dissatisfied airline passenger who spawns a national movement by taking her case to the web. And a handful of kids in Belarus who create a political protest that the state is powerless to stop. Here Comes Everybody is 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. A revolution in social organization has commenced, and Clay Shirky is its brilliant chronicler. "Drawing from anthropology, economic theory and keen observation, Shirky] makes a strong case that new communication tools are making once-impossible forms of group action possible . . . an] extraordinarily perceptive new book." -Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mr. Shirky writes cleanly and convincingly about the intersection of technological innovation and social change." -New York Observer

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