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We-think

Author: Charles Leadbeater
Publisher: London : Profile, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Society is based not on mass consumption now but on mass innovative participation - as is clear in phenomena from Wikipedia, YouTube and Craigslist to new forms of scientific research and political campaigning. This new mode of 'We-think' is reshaping the way we work, play and communicate.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Leadbeater
ISBN: 9781861978929 1861978928
OCLC Number: 124026550
Description: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. You are what you share --
2. The roots of We-Think --
3. How We-Think works (and not) --
4. The We-Think business --
5. How far will We-Think spread? --
6. For better or worse? --
7. As we may think. "Mass innovation, not mass production" --
note on cover. -Bibliography: p. 256-271. --
Includes index. -"You are what you share. That is the ethic of the world being created by YouTube and MySpace, Wikipedia and Facebook. We-Think is a rallying call for the shared power of the web to make society more open and egalitarian. We-Think reports on an unparalleled wave of collaborative creativity as people from California to China devise ways to work together that are more democratic, productive and creative. This guide to the new culture of mass participation and innovation is a book like no other: it started first online through a unique experiment in collaborative creativity involving hundred of people across the globe." --
BOOK JACKET.
Responsibility: Charles Leadbeater [and others] ; illustrations by Debbie Powell.
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