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Clay Shirky's "Cognitive Surplus" is an excellent followup to "Here Comes Everybody".
This book gives you a way to thinking about how people contribute their time, attention and knowledge and therefore how you can think about social media.
One of my Top Ten for 2010: This is unequivocally one of my favorite books published in 2010 (I read about 100 a year).
Shirky's concept is a very important one and I loved his use of examples, both contemporary and historical. Read morePublished 8 days 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 2 months ago by Ben Muratovic
Good read - fairly conventional ideas though harped on at great length.Published 2 months ago by Ankur Kothari
If you want to get excited about the future, this is a great and quick read.Published 4 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 6 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 8 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 11 months ago by Jeffrey B. Kilberg
This is one of the best books I have read in the last few years. It has helped me view the world in a different way. I understand the value in the crowd.Published 13 months ago by Michael Jacobs