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, with profound long-term economic and
social effects-for good and for ill.
With accelerating velocity, our age's new technologies of social
networking are evolving, and evolving us, into new groups doing new
things in new ways, and old and new groups alike doing the old things
better and more easily.
One of the culture's wisest observers of the transformational power of
the new forms of tech-enabled social interaction is Clay Shirky, and Here Comes
Everybody is his marvelous reckoning with the
ramifications of all this on what we do and who we are.
Here Comes Everybody
The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
by Clay Shirky
Clay Shirky, speaking at Harvard Law School Feb. 28,2008