Here comes everybody : the power of organizing without organizations / Clay Shirky.

By: Shirky, ClayMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008Description: 344 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN: 9781594201530; 1594201536; 9780143114949 (pbk); 0143114948 (pbk)Subject(s): Information technology -- Social aspects | Computer networks -- Social aspects | Internet -- Social aspects | Online social networksDDC classification: 303.48/33 LOC classification: HM851 | .S5465 2008Other classification: 05.20 | 71.43
Contents:
It takes a village to find a phone -- Sharing anchors community -- Everyone is a media outlet -- Publish, then filter -- Personal motivation meets collaborative production -- Collective action and institutional challenges -- Faster and faster -- Solving social dilemmas -- Fitting our tools to a small world -- Failure for free -- Promise, tool, bargain -- Epilogue.
Summary: An examination of how the rapid spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects--for good and for ill. Our age's new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and more easily. Hierarchical structures that exist to manage the work of groups are seeing their raisons d'e^tre swiftly eroded by the rising tide. Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound. Clay Shirky is one of our wisest observers of the transformational power of the new forms of tech-enabled social interaction, and this is his reckoning with the ramifications of all this on what we do and who we are.--From publisher description.Summary: Discusses and uses examples of how digital networks transform the ability of humans to gather and cooperate with one another.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-336) and index.

It takes a village to find a phone -- Sharing anchors community -- Everyone is a media outlet -- Publish, then filter -- Personal motivation meets collaborative production -- Collective action and institutional challenges -- Faster and faster -- Solving social dilemmas -- Fitting our tools to a small world -- Failure for free -- Promise, tool, bargain -- Epilogue.

An examination of how the rapid spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects--for good and for ill. Our age's new technologies of social networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things better and more easily. Hierarchical structures that exist to manage the work of groups are seeing their raisons d'e^tre swiftly eroded by the rising tide. Business models are being destroyed, transformed, born at dizzying speeds, and the larger social impact is profound. Clay Shirky is one of our wisest observers of the transformational power of the new forms of tech-enabled social interaction, and this is his reckoning with the ramifications of all this on what we do and who we are.--From publisher description.

Discusses and uses examples of how digital networks transform the ability of humans to gather and cooperate with one another.

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Shirky (New York Univ.), a prominent voice in the blogosphere and authority on the sociology of the Internet, has written a sharply analytical book on the effect of online networking tools on social groupings. Using a series of case studies, he argues that manifestations of Web 2.0 such as Weblogs and wikis, as well as content sharing utilities like Flickr and YouTube, are radically changing how people communicate, form social groups, and use social networks to effect change. Not only do collaborative tools enable people to communicate with whom they want when they want, they allow them to circumnavigate established power structures and media outlets, creating grass roots-driven networks that become so powerful they can solve crimes and topple governments. Shirky outlines the implications of a world where every person can express himself and connect with an audience at virtually no cost and without barriers. This book stands alongside such titles as Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (CH, Aug'07, 44-6933), by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, and Chris Anderson's The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (CH, Jan'07, 44-2783) in enabling readers to understand the power of collaborative technology in a niche-driven economy. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. G. R. Innes Western Connecticut State University

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