Here Comes Everybody: the power of organising without organisations

How is social media reshaping social organization? In this short lecture Clay Shirky attempts to answer this complex and pertinent question. This website itself can be taken as an interesting example of social media, as affordable internet hosting and content management systems have facilitated a form of intellectual communication which sits between informal social networks and formal academic publishing. It can be hard to gain analytical purchase upon a phenomena so embedded in our daily practice: while Shirky’s work is far from the final story, it’s an interesting starting point.

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