Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
Publish date: June 10th 2010
Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition language: English
, Social Science
, Social Media
Cognitive surplus, creativity and generosity in a connected age. Clay Shirky.The shock of inclusion. “Despite half a century of hand-wringing about media contraction, my students have never know a media landscape of anything less than increasing abundance. They have never known a world with only 3 T...
We live in amazing times. For the majority of those of us who live in America, we have vast reservoirs of free time. But how do we choose to use that free time? Sadly, for the last fifty years, we have spent most of it passively watching television, watching television to the exclusion of other more...
Ever since we have been educated and suburbanized, we have had extra intellect, time and energy that has typically gone into watching television. Watching a lot of tv leads us to shift more energy into material satisfaction, rather than investing in more social activities. But, now with broadband in...
The thing I'll take away from this book is how to put social commentary in the right content. Instead of asking "Why would someone do this?" you need to ask "Why does the world need this?"
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