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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Shirky thinks this is a revolutionary example of how “we are living in the middle of a remarkable increase in our ability to share, to cooperate with one another, and to take collective action — all outside the framework of traditional institutions and organizations.

Here Comes Everybody

This was also a good meta analysis of many of the other sociological “greatest hits” of the last years. I’m having trouble figuring out exactly why I like Clay Shirky so much. For instance, a group called Black and White Maniacs on the photography-posting site Flickr recently established a rule that if you post a photograph bere must immediately comment on the previous two photographs; the idea was to thwart jokers who show no interest in others’ work. Another would add new material. Shirky was awesome to follow, years ago.

Also by Clay Shirky. One hundred and twenty-nine people went on to edit this topic – and the description for asphalt now has the level of detail we associate shirkh Wikipedia entries.

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Why are social tools bound to transform society? Anyone interested in the vitality and influence of groups of human beings -from knitting circles, to political movements, to multinational corporations-needs to read this book. A blog or a wiki isn’t good for just any task. Views Read Edit View history. Addresses questions such as: I really ought to write a fairer review. There’s a whole lot more going on there, and people of all generations are beginning to figure that out.

Jan 27, Bernard O’Leary rated it really liked it. 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 classes within countries, and there’s a set of power relations being appropriated and expanded there that Skirky’s book doesn’t address. But he manages to completely forget that bit when writing his wide-eyed-with-wonder “hallelujah!


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. Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program ITPwhere he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology — how our networks shape culture and vice-versa.

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.

Sep 05, Tasha Christensen rated it liked it. It opened my eyes how much this everyody arose from economic and time sparing facts and rules and how professional wri 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.

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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. 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 everyboy. Other editions – View all Here Comes Everybody: 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.

As noble as it might be, I’d rather have the sophisticated analysis.

This led the book to be dry and boring to me. Fascinating read about social networks and organizing.

C I learned about a new application called dodgeball http: I have a few candidates for the main reason. I felt like the author was repeating himself over and over in order to make the same point: The link to the site gets passed from friend to friend, then on to Myspace, and then to Digg.


The woman who lost it in a cab told a friend about the loss, distraught because it contained all her information for planning her wedding. I got the same kind of feeling reading this book as I do reading Mal This probably should not have been a book.

With this new technology community and love are remade in ways that have never been possible before. The hope was that someone who knew a little more about the principle would read the first entry and, horrified, change it. 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”.

Instead, his writing seems dumbed down and ginned up with the wide-eyed posturing in an effort to push an idea.

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

Can provoke good discussion for those who are interested in, but not everybofy understand, the new technologies that young people have grown up with. As a result, the Internet is filled with a few great things, and near-endless crap.

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. Watch Clay Shirky Speak on this book 42 min. 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 suirky.

Over the years, he has had regular columns in Business 2. Open Preview See a Problem? Clay Shirky takes on these big questions in Here Comes Cllay, and the result is an engaging, eye-opening book that draws upon social change theory, economics, and psychology.