Clay Shirky doesn't really say anything new in this LSE public lecture, but he neatly ties everything together in a bright red bow that will have you thinking, WOW.
EVERYBODY needs to hear this. You, your parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends, enemies, pets, pests, colleagues, everybody. And listen up to the very end. More interesting stuff in the Q&A.
From the event announcement:
"Clay Shirky, one of the new culture’s wisest observers, steer us through the online social explosion and ask what happens when people are given the tools to work together, without needing traditional organisational structures. As online communication becomes ubiquitous, Shirky unpicks fundamental issues that are increasingly the source of much debate in particular in the media, in business, and in government, all of whom are grappling to make sense of the new social revolution. He argues that the conundrum is not whether the spread of these social tools is good or bad, but rather what the impact will be, for better or for worse."
Ok, pass on.