Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Notes on Clay Shirkys 'Here Comes Everybody!'
Groups It has never been as easy to form groups as it is now with the availability of social tools. Journalism What is a journalist? It used to be defined by where you work but now it's not so clear. What will happen to the journalistic privileges when everyone is a journalist? Interaction Even though mass interaction is made possible by new tools. The time it takes to communicate sets an upper limit on how much interaction is possible. People who receive a ot of comments on their blogs are unable to answer all of them thus inhibiting interaction. The Tragedy of the Commons In a community where everyone is expected to do things for the common good of everyone. It is better for the individual not to pull his share and instead invest the time for his own good. Rules are needed to make sure everyone behaves.