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Clay Shirky: como a mídia social pode fazer história FILMED JUN 2009 • POSTED JUN 2009 • TED@State

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"Clay Shirky's work focuses on the rising usefulness of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, wireless networks, social software and open-source development. New technologies are enabling new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting."

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Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

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Clay Shirky on information overload versus filter failure

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Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age: Clay Shirky: Amazon.com: Books

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BOOK. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations Paperback – February 24, 2009 by Clay Shirky. Sold $5.95 + 3.99 shipping.

This post is part of “How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals.

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter, and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

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