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compelling and completely human, 5 Mar 2008
Clay Shirky explains the social importance of new technology using a very old-fashioned technique... that of story-telling! I found Here Comes Everybody fascinating to read, not only because it's enjoyable and surprising, but because I had to re-think many of my attitudes and assumptions about the effects of the internet, mobile phones and other technologies. From explaining new forms of political protest - including how Flash Mobs changed purpose from New York to Minsk - to telling me how I should think about and understand Wikipedia once and for all, this is a profound and original book on how our world is changing.