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"An informed look at the social impact of the Internet." ---Kirkus --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
Clay Shirky teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where he researches the interrelated effects of our social and technological networks. He has consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 companies working on network design, including Nokia, Lego, the BBC, Newscorp, Microsoft, as well as the Library of Congress, the U.S. Navy, and the Libyan government. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, and Wired, and he is a regular keynote speaker at tech conferences. Mr. Shirky lives in Brooklyn.
no, not worth the buy- it is partial and not always accurate information.Published 5 months ago by Richard H. Cox
Shirky's concept is a very important one and I loved his use of examples, both contemporary and historical. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Phil Simon
An optimistic account on the human narrative and how it relates to the internet. Easily accessible and a self esteem boost for humanity as a wholePublished 8 months ago by Ben Muratovic
Good read - fairly conventional ideas though harped on at great length.Published 8 months ago by Ankur Kothari
If you want to get excited about the future, this is a great and quick read.Published 10 months ago by Richard Thomas
plenty of thought-provoking ideas, different ways at looking at what we're doing with our time. Read it, you'll be glad yo udid.Published 12 months ago by Cindy Tonkin
This guy always has good stuff to say.
This book is a remarkably human exploration of how we think, and what we do with our free time, as well as suggesting ways to... Read more
Before encountering Clay Shirky, I thought that social media was good for little more than screwing around; people shared photos of things like Keyboard Cat online, but the real... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chad Frisk
It was worth the time for those interested in the future of interactive media and the involvement of social action.Published 17 months ago by Jeffrey B. Kilberg