Posts Tagged: shirky

But I Don’t WANNA Change!

How many of us have thought (or said) those words? Whether we like it or not, social media has changed the way we communicate and interact with other people. For some that change has been exciting for others it has been exhausting, but for anyone engaged in social media, they have already accomplished one thing… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Clay Shirky

Telling story about LA Times, Apps for Democracy, and Fines…. LA Times had no space to adapt. Apps for Democracy. Understood motive of hackers. Encourage and support motives. Didn’t take credit until after apps were done. Contract to users has to be complete but not too complete. Users are motivated to do things you will… Read more »

How cell phones, Twitter and Facebook make history

From the Government Business Examiner by Donna L. Quesinberry When performing a search on Clay Shirky (an adjunct professor in NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program [ITP]), the result is no less than 20 pages of factoids, videos, articles, blogs, etc. Mr. Shirky’s understanding of the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology and how… Read more »

Why Doesn’t Government Use the Web to Organize Its Work?

I’ve been reading Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky. It’s a brilliant book on the information revolution that we’re going through. He believes that this revolution is as momentous as the development of the printing press, which triggered the Reformation and religious wars. The rise of amateurs and the expansion of consumer choice has meant… Read more »