infovore + clayshirky   6

russell davies: cognitive surplus - blog all dog-eared pages
"I suspect 'creating something personal, even of moderate quality' and letting people share it is going to be one of the business models of the next century. And one of the social movements. Which will happen if we can squeeze the convenience and scale of the internet into other places."
clayshirky  russelldavies  creation 
june 2010 by infovore
The Collapse of Complex Business Models « Clay Shirky
"Diller, Brill, and Murdoch seem be stating a simple fact—we will have to pay them—but this fact is not in fact a fact. Instead, it is a choice, one its proponents often decline to spell out in full, because, spelled out in full, it would read something like this: “Web users will have to pay for what they watch and use, or else we will have to stop making content in the costly and complex way we have grown accustomed to making it. And we don’t know how to do that.”"
clayshirky  media  business  press  tv  video  internet  online 
april 2010 by infovore
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky
"For the next few decades, journalism will be made up of overlapping special cases. Many of these models will rely on amateurs as researchers and writers. Many of these models will rely on sponsorship or grants or endowments instead of revenues. Many of these models will rely on excitable 14 year olds distributing the results. Many of these models will fail. No one experiment is going to replace what we are now losing with the demise of news on paper, but over time, the collection of new experiments that do work might give us the journalism we need." Late to link to this, but as everyone else who has done already would point out: it's great.
technology  media  publishing  printing  journalism  newspapers  internet  clayshirky  businessmodels 
march 2009 by infovore Building participatory democracies
Some great notes from Dan Heaf on Clay Shirky's talk a week or two ago; I particularly like the notions of building not-quite end-to-end functionality, forcing the user to do something for themselves.
barackobama  empowerment  userexperience  democracy  groups  clayshirky  lobbying 
february 2009 by infovore
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
"The way you explore complex ecosystems is you just try lots and lots and lots of things, and you hope that everybody who fails fails informatively so that you can at least find a skull on a pikestaff near where you're going." Wonderful talk from Shirky.
clayshirky  televsion  tv  industrialrevolution  society  culture  revolution  change  participation  interactivity 
april 2008 by infovore
Conversation Hub » Video: Clay Shirky on Love, Internet Style
Linked everywhere, but what the hell: it's a cracking nine-minutes Shirkyblast. Listen to what he says; it is good.
video  technology  community  collaboration  clayshirky  shirky  social  sharing  love 
july 2007 by infovore

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