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At the same time the writing is clean, well organized and easy to read.
Much of the book describes quite a few things about why people behave the way they do and some of the great and terrible things that have happened as a result.
Clay Shirky's "Cognitive Surplus" is an excellent followup to "Here Comes Everybody".
Most of the time, when we talk about the Internet is really hard to find the proper concepts and we end up focusing on the wrong things. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Santiago Espinosa Uribe
I like Clay Shirky's presentations and writing style. Of course he is trying to shed light on this new phenomenon of technology and social media in our culture, but it still eludes... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark L
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Shirky's book starts off on a really puritanical streak, basically saying that the free time created post World War II through mass industrialization and technological advance has... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kuma
I'd watched many of Shirky's talks online before reading this, and I was a little afraid this would just rehash that material and make vague pronouncements about the future to fill... Read morePublished 9 months ago by SS
This is a no-bulls*** book about developing smart solutions. A really inspiring reading experience. Shirky is pinpointing some really important issues that is fundamental for... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sindre
THis book seemed very interesting at first, but after getting into it, it seemed that the author dragged out many points so much that even the most patient person would want to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by sk8ter92
Shirky provides a good overview of what is happening in today's social society even if.he cannot give us a roadmap of where it might take us. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Douglas E. Welch
Clay Shirky/ Cognitive Surplus
For the first time in history, the amount of television being watched by a younger generation is decreasing rather... Read more