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Clay Shirky
Clay Shirky teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, where he researches the interrelated effects of our social and technological networks. He has consulted with a variety of groups working on network design, including Nokia, the BBC, Newscorp, Microsoft, BP,... show more

Clay Shirky teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, where he researches the interrelated effects of our social and technological networks. He has consulted with a variety of groups working on network design, including Nokia, the BBC, Newscorp, Microsoft, BP, Global Business Network, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Navy, the Libyan government, and Lego(r). His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times (of London), Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, and Wired.
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 years ago
An interesting look at how social media is changing the way groups form and function. It's full of easy-to-understand, real-world examples. Occasionally the chapters are a bit redundant, but I read it two chapters at a time over the course of several days, so that redundancy helped me keep track of ...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 5 years ago
A series of essays that read like an ode to science. Good poetry makes you feel your way to understanding, and these essays let you understand by feeling and just gives enough to whet you curiosity on the topic and give you further ideas for further listening.This book would make a great first scien...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: essays, gr-library, nonfiction, published-2013, environmental-issues, tbr-busting-2014, winter-20132014, sciences, psychology, under-500-ratings, next, abandoned, skim-through Read on February 24, 2013 Arrogant title, let see what it delivers! 1. EVOLUTION BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTI...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it 6 years ago
Interesting, but probably more so for people who don't know that much to social networks and other communication tools.
ashurtech
ashurtech rated it 6 years ago
Essentially a compilation of short articles by eminent scientists & academics about their favourite deep & elegant theories. There's a lot of ground covered from physics to sociology, so there's probably something of interest for everyone.
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