Friday, February 29, 2008

Berkman: Clay Shirky 2

Berkman: Clay Shirky 2, originally uploaded by shersteve.

This slide summarizes the steps up the ladder that Clay goes into detail about in his new book "Here Comes Everybody".

He identifies the internet as the 5th major technical advance. The first was the printing press; the second, radio; the third, the telephone; and the fourth, TV.

The internet enables sharing (email), conversation (blogs, et al), collaboration (wikis, Flickr, et al) and he thinks is just getting into collective action (flash mobs).

An interesting premise with lots of food for thought. I will have more on this as time permits.