By Cory Doctorow at 12:29 pm Fri, Apr 4, 2008
Clay Shirky's masterpiece: Here Comes Everybody
Clay Shirky's Harvard talk: Here Comes Everybody
Shirky talks activism: how group forming networks change protest
WoW Machinima, Sesame Street like song …
The Internet if for … Porn.
.. second major character is called “Shreky”
Totally PG except for the use of the P-word
A slightly less rosy view of Shirky’s book can be found here:
Saw this one when it aired, and I thought Shirky did manage to get some points in edgewise, which as Ridstowe said is hard to do.
I did think it was odd, though, that he never looked at Stephen or at the camera when he was talking.
“Older citizens, the poor, the illiterate and the socially excluded” is accused, then the author proceeds to the same old elitism with a crack about “the long tail of proliferating mediocrity”.
Erm, that seems to be the video for the You are the Best theme song.
The Clay Shirky video can be found here: http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=164882
And Canadians are SOL.
But we alredy know what the Internet is for. It’s for porn.
That was good stuff last night. I so want to read his book… I guess I’ll get around to it sometime.
Anyone seen any of those stickers on doritos bags? Or anything else for that matter?
Why must you torture your fellow Canadians, Cory? :(
Why does the link to his book point back to BoingBoing?
Fellow Canadians: just use one of the thousands of sites that offer free proxy servers to mask your IP and you can play all of the videos that the CRTC worries will destroy our “Canadian culture”!
So did anything “interesting” happen the next day with the Doritos stickers as predicted by Shirky?
canadian viewers – watch the clip on TCN’s website here: http://watch.thecomedynetwork.ca/#clip43107
Good video, but Linux has a lot of commercial support, at least 50 per cent if these numbers are true.
and here’s the MP3 from Clay’s recent London gig at the RSA:
that was awesome, he did a great job handling colbert which from what i’ve seen, can be a hard thing to do ;)
Good video, but Linux has a lot of commercial support
It does now, but those companies would never have been interested (nor would there have been anything to be interested in) were it not for the global Internet-connected community of volunteers and enthusiasts that built up around that certain Finnish student and his hobby operating system.
MSG infusion? No thanks.
An interesting video from Nov 2005 of Shirky from one of the LongNow seminars can be found on YouTube at:
Topic is ” Making Digital Durable ”
Also can be found at Google videos.
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