Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens when People Come Together

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Penguin Adult, Feb 5, 2009 - Business & Economics - 344 pages
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Welcome to the new future of involvement. Forming groups is easier than it s ever been: unpaid volunteers can build an encyclopaedia together in their spare time, mistreated customers can join forces to get their revenge on airlines and high street banks, and one man with a laptop can raise an army to help recover a stolen phone.

The results of this new world of easy collaboration can be both good (young people defying an oppressive government with a guerrilla ice-cream eating protest) and bad (girls sharing advice for staying dangerously skinny) but it s here and, as Clay Shirky shows, it s affecting well, everybody. For the first time, we have the tools to make group action truly a reality. And they re going to change our whole world.

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User Review  - jwilker - LibraryThing

Awesome book on how communities form and work. Uses some great examples of real works crowds, that I've actually heard about or even seen myself, so that's a good thing. Several excellent explanations ... Read full review

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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

I'm having trouble figuring out exactly why I like Clay Shirky so much. I have a few candidates for the main reason. First, he tends to have insightful things to say about topics I'm interested in. My ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Clay Shirky writes, teaches, and consults on the social and economic effects of the internet. A professor at NYU s Interactive Telecommunications Program, he has consulted for Nokia, Procter and Gamble, News Corp., the BBC, the US Navy, and Lego. Over the years, his writings have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired, and IEEE Computer.

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