Tag: Clay Shirky

The orphanage is safe, they said

Thursday, 5 July, 2012

New York University professor, author and thinker Clay Shirky talks with Wired Business about where the web has been and where it might be going. Snippet: Wired: You closely observed the first tech boom and educated some of the people driving the current one. What is different this time around? Shirky: “What is happening this […]

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Happy Birthday! 10 this year

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012

The Rainy Day blog is 10 years old this year. What began on 1 May 2002 was inspired by the outrage that followed the 9/11 terror attacks on the US, much of which found expression in blogging. The format was still young back then and becoming a blogger was, if not quite subversive, adventurous and […]

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Here Comes Everybody and Here Comes Everybody

Friday, 20 April, 2012

In 2008, Penguin Press published Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, a book on the effect of the internet on modern group dynamics by Clay Shirky, who says it’s about “what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without needing traditional organizational structures.” The title, Here Comes Everybody, […]

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