Here Comes Everybody

Author: Clay Shirky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440632243

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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“A fascinating survey of the digital age . . . An eye-opening paean to possibility.” —The Boston Globe “Mr. Shirky writes cleanly and convincingly about the intersection of technological innovation and social change.” —New York Observer An extraordinary exploration of how technology can empower social and political organizers For the first time in history, the tools for cooperating on a global scale are not solely in the hands of governments or institutions. The spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing how people come together and get things done—and sparking a revolution that, as Clay Shirky shows, is changing what we do, how we do it, and even who we are. Here, we encounter a whoman who loses her phone and recruits an army of volunteers to get it back from the person who stole it. A dissatisfied airline passenger who spawns a national movement by taking her case to the web. And a handful of kids in Belarus who create a political protest that the state is powerless to stop. Here Comes Everybody is a revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them. A revolution in social organization has commenced, and Clay Shirky is its brilliant chronicler.

Here Comes Everybody!

Author: Leisa Anslinger

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 9781585953646

Category: Catechetics

Page: 104

View: 1711

"Whole Community Catechesis offers a vision of church that is both exciting and challenging. The vision is this: that one day the church, all the people of God, will fully, consciously, and actively participate, not only in the celebration of the liturgy, but in all aspects of parish life, and this life will draw them into a deeper relationship with Christ who sends them forth to love and serve others. ..... [from back cover]

Here Comes Everybody

Author: William C. Graham

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761844310

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 3603

Some of these essays were lectures first delivered in the 'Here Comes Everybody' series to inaugurate the Braegelman Program of Catholic Studies at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. The authors suggest the depth and breadth of the living Catholic Intellectual Tradition, leading the way in new discussions.

Here Comes Everybody

Author: James Fearnley

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057125540X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 969

October 1982: ABC, Culture Club, Shalamar and Survivor dominate the top twenty when the Pogues barrel out from the backstreets of King's Cross, a furious, pioneering mix of punk energy, traditional melodies and the powerfully poetic songwriting of Shane MacGowan. Reviled by traditionalists for their frequently fast, often riotous interpretations of Irish folk songs, the Pogues rose from the sweaty chaos of backroom gigs in Camden pubs to world tours with the likes of Elvis Costello, U2 and Bob Dylan, and had huge commercial success with everyone's favourite Christmas song, 'Fairytale of New York'. Yet, the exuberance of their live performances coupled with relentless touring spiralled into years of hard drinking and excess which eventually took their toll - most famously on Shane, but also on the rest of the band - causing them to part ways seven years later. Here, their story is told with beauty, lyricism and great candour by James Fearnley, founding member and accordion player. He brings to life the youthful friendships, the bust-ups, the amazing gigs, the terrible gigs, the fantastic highs and the dramatic lows in a hugely compelling, humorous, moving and honest account of life in one of our most treasured and original bands.

Summary: Here Comes Everybody

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2806246547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 6902

The must-read summary of Clay Shirky's book: "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations". This complete summary of the ideas from "Here Comes Everybody" shows that groups of people are incredibly hard to organise. That’s why until now, only large corporations could generally afford to buy the tools and build the infrastructure required to sync the joint efforts of lots of people. According to author Clay Shirky, that’s about to change. For effectively the first time in history, a whole bevy of new social tools are coming into prominence which make it easy for groups to collaborate and take collective action.This summary explains that the environment in which the game of business is played has changed. You need to find ways to make these new social tools work for you rather than against you. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read the summary of "Here Comes Everybody" and it will change the way you think about the new era of social media.

SUMMARY - Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations By Clay Shirky

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 28

View: 9753

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn how new communication technologies have changed human behavior and the organization of social groups. You will also learn that : digital tools respond above all to the human need to communicate and gather; they allow the creation of groups that could never have been created otherwise; they facilitate collective actions in all fields; even if they do not bring anything really new, they revolutionize ways of acting and reacting. In 2006, a New Yorker recovered her phone and got her thief arrested by mobilizing a huge network of volunteers on the Internet. This story, unthinkable a few years earlier, shows how much man is interconnected and the impact that this networking can have on his institutions. New technologies now allow new types of groups to flourish. They have lowered the cost of collective organization by making it easier and quicker, so that social mobilization is becoming more and more common. But technology in itself does not change the world. It is its application to the ancestral need to communicate that is revolutionary. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Here Comes Everybody

Author: Tim Unsworth

Publisher: Crossroad

ISBN: 9780824516604

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7278

When Irish literary master James Joyce defined Catholicism as "Here comes everybody, " he reflected an understanding of Catholics that is both humorous and profound. Award-winning journalist Tim Unsworth does the same in this roller coaster ride through a Church that is filled with laughter and tears because it is filled with people. Unsworth's stories are true. (Details have been changed to protect both saints and sinners.) Some are simply hilarious, like the one about Phil, the gas station proprietor with the empty condom machine in the station's men's room, or the monks who got in trouble because they loaned their jeep to Catholic gays who used it to pull a float in the annual Gay Pride parade. But there are serious stories, too, about such unforgettable characters as the priest who sold his chalice to serve the poor, the homeless man who enriched a parish, the mail carrier who shares "the good news, " and a woman dying of AIDS at a Catholic hospice. Unsworth introduces us to business executives who are attempting to introduce Christ into the workplace, and to four women who express their faith in different but profound ways. He brings us into the world of the eccentric and saintly Brother Bill, who fearlessly places himself between warring gangs in the Chicago projects. In a world that pays tribute to dedicated teachers and physicians, Unsworth finds a saloon singer and a disc jockey whose dedication and faith are equally inspiring. They're all here. And more. A circus parade of Christians working out their salvation in mysterious ways - a potpourri of people you will love.

Here Comes Everybody

Author: Clay Shirky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141030623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 9609

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.

The Best of "The Public Square", Book Three

Author: Richard John Neuhaus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827209

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7992

Since its inception in 1990, the journal First Things has concluded each issue with Richard John Neuhaus's "The Public Square." His column has attracted the attention of America's most influential journalists, opinion-makers, and intellectuals. All who read it appreciate its serious discussions of religious and social topics, its lively prose, and its occasional dash of wicked humor. This volume presents a sampling of the best of "The Public Square." Culled from columns written from 1996 to 2000, these thirty-two insightful pieces range from reflections on theology, philosophy, and politics to education, bioethics, law, and family life. Each one demonstrates Neuhaus's authorial flair and keen intellect. As Neuhaus argues, "public life is mainly about culture, and at the heart of culture is morality, and at the heart of morality is religion." Few thinkers today can illumine this relationship as directly as Neuhaus.

Interactive Media and Society

Author: Corinne M. Dalelio

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793633010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 4438

Drawing on the academic literature and real-world examples, this book details the impacts of interactive media in various sectors of American society. The aim is to provide the reader with a set of applicable principles and practical tips for understanding and navigating these changes, now and into the future.