May 31, 2009

Here Comes Everybody

"Revolution doesn't happen when society adopts new technology, it happens when society adopts new behaviors." This book describes the behaviors that have changed as a result of the internet and mobile technology. The author presents numerous anecdotes of individuals or small groups who are able to transmit their experiences to millions of people all across the globe simply with simple, even every-day communications. These technologies provide a large, geographically dispersed audience which then acts on behalf of or in concert with the individual or small group, harnessing the power of many people to accomplish a goal. Shirky highlights not only the capabilities that technology provides, but also demonstrates how it is changing what people do and how they do it.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations
Clay Shirky
HM 851 .S5465 2008