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    DescriptionClay Shirky's international bestseller "Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens When People Come Together" explores how the unifying power of the internet is changing the character of human society. Welcome to the new future of involvement. Forming groups is easier than it's ever been: unpaid volunteers build Wikipedia together in their spare time, mistreated customers can join forces to get their revenge on airlines and high street banks, and one man with a laptop can raise an army to help recover a stolen phone. The results of this new world of easy collaboration can be both good (young people defying an oppressive government with a guerrilla ice-cream eating protest) and bad (girls sharing advice for staying dangerously skinny) but it's here and, as Clay Shirky shows, it's affecting...well, everybody. For the first time, we have the tools to make group action truly a reality. And they're going to change our whole world. "As crisply argued and as enlightening a book about the internet as has been written". ("Daily Telegraph"). "As usable as the technology he writes about". ("Independent"). "Clay Shirky's masterpiece ...glittering, brilliant insights that make me think, yes, of course, that's how it all works". (Cory Doctorow, co-editor of "Boing Boing"). "Anyone interested in the vitality and influence of groups of human beings - from knitting circles, to political movements, to multinational corporations - needs to read this book". (Steven Johnson, author of "Everything Bad is Good for You" and "Emergence"). Clay Shirky writes, teaches, and consults on the social and economic effects of the internet. A professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, he has consulted for Nokia, Procter and Gamble, News Corp., the BBC, the US Navy, and Lego. Over the years, his writings have appeared in "The New York Times", the "Wall Street Journal", the "Harvard Business Review", "Wired", and "IEEE Computer".


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    Title
    Here Comes Everybody
    Subtitle
    How Change Happens When People Come Together
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clay Shirky
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141030623
    ISBN 10: 0141030623
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BISAC V2.8: COM032000, TEC041000
    DC22: 303.4833
    BISAC V2.8: BUS041000
    Thema V1.0: TJK, VSP, UB
    Illustrations note
    8-10
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Clay Shirky writes, teaches, and consults on the social and economic effects of the internet. A professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, he has consulted for Nokia, Procter and Gamble, News Corp., the BBC, the US Navy, and Lego. Over the years, his writings have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired, and IEEE Computer.
    Review quote
    'As crisply argued and as enlightening a book about the internet as has been written' Daily Telegraph 'As usable as the technology he writes about' Independent 'Clay Shirky's masterpiece ! brilliant insights that make me think ... that's how it all works' Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing 'Anyone interested in the vitality and influence of groups of human beings ... needs to read this book' - Steven Johnson, author of Emergence 'Terrifically clever' Guardian 'Gordon Brown has been reading Clay Shirky's Here Comes Everybody, currently the book of the moment among webheads and new media obsessives.' - Matthew D'Ancona, Telegraph