Professor Benkler's prose is quite clear and his arguments easy to follow.
In Wealth of Networks Yochai Benkler discusses the emergence of a new "networked information economy" that breaks much from earlier industrial modes of production.
This book ought to be required reading for every undergraduate student studying Telecommunications, Media, or Information Science.
Great insights, wonderfully written. There are some aspects of it that need to be updated, but, great work for any scholar.Published 9 days ago by johndp
Once I read this book I began to feel like the big sellers in this genre such as Jonathan Zittrain, Clay Shirky, Lawrence Lessig et al. all read like Benkler-lite. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Niall Larkin
First published 2 months before Twitter was publicly launched, Yochai Benkler's Wealth of Networks hit stores in May of 2006, but still provides a startlingly accurate picture of... Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by eseongj
The Wealth of Networks is a good read for anyone interested in reading one painstakingly encompassing book about new trends in networked organization (wikipedia, open source,... Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by Gregory Ferenstein
This academic treatise is long, but never dry or overly technical. Benkler fills it with fascinating examples of intellectual property law gone awry. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by Trevor Burnham
Benkler presents in a compelling way the multiplier effect of having individuals participating in a network. They are able to share resources - both tangible (e.g. Read morePublished on February 16, 2009 by A. Diaz-andrade
"How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom" is an apt subheading for "The Wealth of Networks" by Yochai Benkler. Read morePublished on August 17, 2008 by Christy
A great book, even though it took Amazon nearly a month to send me the book.
An optimistic look at the ways online networks can better our society by strengthening... Read more
I first became familiar with Benkler after reading his paper, "Coase's Penguin" in undergraduate study. I was delighted to hear of the publication of this book. Read morePublished on May 11, 2007 by Thomas E. Hayden