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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Casual readers should eeverybody a great deal of food-for thought out of Here Comes Everybodyand academic readers will be pleased as well. You too could go the way of the lateth-century scribes. In “Here Comes Everbody, the author writes about the current social revolution where groups of people are coming together to share with one another, work together or take some kind of public action. His claim that online communities succeed or fail based in large part on everrybody their tools support the longevity and size of their endeavors mirrors Harold Innis ‘ claim that successful empires require communication technologies that extend their rule over time and physical expanse—scholars who read Innis as a technological determinist may push on this notion in exploring Shirky’s work.

Even if you’re in his “choir” I challenge you not to think while reading this very thought provoking book. But both these authors boldly claim to have detected some of them. The Sidekick is returned to its rightful owner. Asked if I would take a bet if two of 50 people share the same birthday I would always say yes. Some people remain active for long periods of time and anchor the group, while others drift in and out adding bits of value as they go.

Shirky, for all his proselytising chapter headings “Sharing anchors a community”, “Everyone is a media outlet”admits: But he manages to completely forget that bit when writing his wide-eyed-with-wonder “hallelujah! But this only makes sense when it costs something to put your product out there. Clay Shirky explores the ways in which technology has altered news consumption, social work, networking, self expression, and more. Anyone interested in the vitality and influence of groups herf human beings -from knitting circles, to political movements, to multinational corporations-needs to read this book.


But it’s not going to be pretty, lemme tell ya. Apr 24, John Gentry shirkh it it was ok Shelves: This probably should not have been a book. And it never works for me. Also by Clay Shirky. Shirky contends that the Internet, cell phones and other two-way communications technologies have lowered the barriers to group formation, such that people are organizing to great effect in ways that would have been impossible just a few years ago.

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He shows how more people with amateur capabilities can cause eveybody professions to have to adjust as is happening with journalism now. So far, world events bear out his perspective. An eye-opening paean to possibility.

Second — and that’s probably only my problem — I have too often read about the “Birthday Paradox” in the last months.

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. Sep 05, Tasha Christensen rated it liked it.

Read it Forward Read it first. Quotes from Here Comes Everyb The energies of committed amateurs can be harnessed to engage in this potentially endless process of collaborative redrafting. Another aspect of modern communication that was explored was the collapse shkrky amateur and professional in several areas of life.

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 s with the invention of the printing press, we’re dealing with filter failure.

Reno, a case cited in the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Communications Decency Act in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In many books and in most comex the big papers.

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With accelerating velocity, our age’s new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new shirjy in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and more easily.

On and on until one of you found something better to do. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in user behavior and post modern communication.


The reproduction of music, journalism and photography, have whirky been deeply affected by the rise fomes the internet and technology which enables all of us to cheaply and easily do these things. This is a task so large that, to my mind, no one’s really done it successfully. Looking for More Great Reads? Prior to his appointment at NYU, Mr. Hardcoverpages.

Yes, this will probably change how our society functions. I’m already finding ways to use this or at least have seen it in so many places in my eevrybody.

This shorky 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. Instead, his writing seems dumbed down and ginned up with the wide-eyed posturing in an effort to push an idea. But they are not controversial to me!

He also comes close to guessing, at various points, that these changes won’t all necessarily be positive. New technologies and social media sites may be changing the globe, but that change is top down, from wealthy countries to poor countries; from certain shiryk within countries, and there’s a set of power relations being appropriated and expanded there that Skirky’s book doesn’t address. Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound.

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 shhirky hardest time seeing how the clya is becoming obsolete.

Here’s an example of what I mean, in Shirky’s first chapter, a quickie I dashed off to Dwayne Monroe and Doug Henwood after reading the first chapter: Here Comes Everybody opens with a story of the everyday: From Facebook to Wikipedia to Coems, smart people are putting out these ingenious structures for users around the world to discover.

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