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Clay Shirky tells a great story. Here Comes Everybody begins with a case of a lost phone in a taxi cab, and the extraordinary turn of events that led to the owner retrieving it. From photos posted online, to NYPD who were uninterested in following up, to taking it all online. Through that online publicity, the story got picked up by the NY Times and CNN, which put pressure on the police to track down the taxi. It's a great example that illustrates the nuances, both good and bad, powerful and persistent that the Internet can unleash.
Throughout the book he weaves stories about the network effect, friends and friends of friends, and how that impacts information, organization, and the spread …[Read more]