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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Alas, I’ll get to that later. Finally, the group must strike an appropriate bargain with users. All the hundreds of people working cay things like Linux programmes, or contributing to Genbank a public database of genetic sequencesor contributing to one of the myriad other organisations giving out their knowledge and expertise for free. Wikipedia is touchstone for both Shirky and Leadbeater, and they trace its triumph with glee.

Call this the institutional dilemma –because an institution expends resources to manage resources, there is a gap between what those institutions are capable of in theory and in practice, and the larger the institution, the greater those costs.

But the fact that these two men are writing books surely shows they are the equivalent of the Abbot of Sponheim: What is behind the explosion of Internet-based social networking in all its forms, from e-mail, to listservs, to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter?

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 shiry of the internet. This mass amateurization threatens to change the way news is spread throughout different media outlets.

So, I’ll be lazy again and simply paste a few things I wrote to my friend, Everynody Monroe: 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. Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality”. He concedes that public pressure via the Internet could be another implementation method for special interest groups. Why are social tools bound to transform society?


Here Comes Everybody – Wikipedia

Another aspect of modern communication that was explored was the collapse between amateur and professional in several areas of life. 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. Want to Read saving…. The author argues that social tools drastically reduce transaction costs and organizing overhead, allowing loosely structured groups with limited managerial oversight to operate under the Coasean Floor.

Apr 24, John Gentry rated it it was ok Shelves: Eventually, the police agree to treat it as a theft and the girl is arrested.

Yes, there were letters pages and second editions, but often errors went uncorrected and the authority of a few people became all but unquestionable. Shirky may be synthesizing constructionist and determinist perspectives in interesting ways, but he’s bound to draw some criticism from entrenched theorists in the process.

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.

Jan 29, Kimberly Lightle rated it it was amazing.

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After reading Morozov, I just can’t take this seriously. He shows how more people with amateur capabilities can cause entire professions to have to adjust as is happening with journalism now. 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 clqy hardest time seeing how the institution is becoming obsolete. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I got the same kind of feeling reading this book as I do reading Everhbody Gladwell: Nov 15, Lauren added it Shelves: From Facebook to Wikipedia to Goodreads, smart people are putting out these ingenious structures for users around the world to discover.


Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

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 comees Meetup facilitate this getting together. But how can the extreme openness and decentralisation Shirky and Leadbeater prize survive in such a rule-bound climate?

Here Comes Everybody opens with a story of the everyday: Clay Shirky is a leading Internet thinker and a sharp analyst of social media developments. An extraordinary exploration eerybody 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.

That process proved cumbersome, so Nupedia’s founders were introduced to a “wiki”, a web page that could be edited by anyone with access to it.

More importantly, is that desirable? Shirky discusses the delicate balance of sharing among communities; how it brings people together and how too much dverybody too little can doom a network.

Retrieved from ” https: For the most part, he sticks with the tech-utopian populist vision of a world where The People, unencumbered by The Elites, will only do good things, because The People are inherently good. Online social tools, Shirky argues, allow groups to form around activities ‘whose costs are higher than the potential value,’ [4] for institutions.

At least Leadbeater has the wit to qualify his byline, adding “And other people”. Then you uere re-insert them. I really ought to write a fairer review.