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Here comes everybody : how change happens when people come together.

Author: Clay Shirky
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.
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The revolution will not be televised - it will be emailed, texted, blogged, wikied ...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 joinforces 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clay Shirky
ISBN: 9780141030623 0141030623
OCLC Number: 475673126
Notes: Originally published: New York: Penguin, 2008.
Description: 344 s. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. It takes a village to find a phone; Chapter 2. Sharing anchors community; Chapter 3. Everyone is a media outlet; Chapter 4. Publish, then filter; Chapter 5. Personal motivation meets collaborative production; Chapter 6. Collective action and institutional challenges; Chapter 7. Faster and faster; Chapter 8. Solving social dilemmas; Chapter 9. Fitting our tools to a small world; Chapter 10. Failure for free; Chapter 11. Promise, tool, bargain; Epilogue

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Forming groups is easier than it's ever been: unpaid volunteers build Wikipedia together in their spare time, and one man with a laptop can raise an army to help recover a stolen phone. This book  Read more...

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'As crisply argued and as enlightening a book about the internet as has been written' Daily Telegraph 'As usable as the technology he writes about' Independent 'Clay Shirky's masterpiece ! Read more...

 
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