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Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky is the author of "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations" (2008).

Clay Shirky appears in the following:

Is There Life After Facebook?

Friday, October 26, 2012

It’s easy to forget that Facebook has only been around for eight years. In that time, Facebook’s grown from a college dorm room project to a multi-billion dollar company, and made its 27 year-old founder the 4th richest person in the United States. But Facebook’s life represents an eternity in internet years, where sites live, dominate and die at historic speeds. Surely, then, Facebook must one day die, right? According to Clay Shirky, no one ought to hold their breath waiting for Facebook's demise.

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Life in Facebookistan

Friday, October 26, 2012

Writer Rebecca MacKinnon has compared Facebook to a country, she calls it Facebookistan. Facebookistan has 1 billion people, and an economy that rivals many countries'. Brooke and Bob talk to Jillian York and Clay Shirky about the contours of Facebookistan, and how it affects life in the actual world we live in.

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Is There Life After Facebook?

Friday, February 03, 2012

It’s easy to forget that Facebook has only been around for eight years. In that time, Facebook’s grown from a college dorm room project to a multi-billion dollar company, and made its 27 year-old founder the 4th richest person in the United States. But Facebook’s life represents an eternity in internet years, where sites live, dominate and die at historic speeds. Surely, then, Facebook must one day die, right? According to Clay Shirky, no one ought to hold their breath waiting for Facebook's demise.

Bangs - Meet Me On Facebook

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The U.S. and the Shadow Internet

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

James Glanz, investigative reporter for The New York Times, and Clay Shirky, faculty member at the Interactive Telecommunications program at NYU and the author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, discuss the shadow internet and the U.S. involvement in supporting more internet access around the world.

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Social Media and Revolution

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clay Shirky, internet guru, professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, discusses the how social media tools are affecting political power structures, especially in the case of the turmoil in Tunisia.

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Cognitive Surplus

Friday, July 30, 2010

Clay Shirky, faculty member at the Interactive Telecommunications program at NYU and the author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, discusses how the internet is changing how we think and collaborate.

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Cognitive Surplus

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Clay Shirky, faculty member at the Interactive Telecommunications program at NYU and the author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, discusses how the internet is changing how we think and collaborate.

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Presidential Briefing Book: What President-elect Obama needs to know about technology

Friday, December 12, 2008

President-elect Obama has plans for a new cabinet position: Chief of Technology.

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The Power of One

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, discusses the power of the internet to organize from the bottom up instead of from the top down.
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The Power of One

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

If the printing press gave voice to the individual, and the telephone gave rise to two-way communication, then the ever-expanding tools of the internet are amplifying group communication like never before. Author Clay Shirky talks about the power of organization that the internet gives to an individual.

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