Clay Shirky: Here Comes Everybody

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Clay Shirky: Here Comes EverybodyI just got myself a copy of Clay Shirky‘s Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (buy on amazon.com). Haven’t even started reading it thoroughly, but it’s definitively a very dense, rich book, that’s clear already. I’ll be posting some thoughts on the book when I read it. But even before, I’d like to share some quotes that I find particularly relevant to this blog’s topic. This might turn into a mini series, but let’s just take it from here.

Asking about the relevance and motivation of personal blogs which are read by only a few people:

(…) why would anyone put such drivel out in public? It’s simple. They’re not talking to you.

Wham. This sentence answers one of the main questions you get in every discussion about social media. That’s it, as simple as it seems. That’s the whole point of niche publications.

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