I look forward to reading Clay Shirky’s new book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. Until then, this video of his lecture at Harvard’s Berkman Center provided me a thought-provoking overview.
The nut… the internet allows for “ridiculously easy group forming,” which improves…
- Collective action
But this doesn’t do his ideas justice. I’m especially interested in how much of Front Porch Forum‘s experience maps onto Shirky’s conceptual framework. Many of our online neighborhood forums, upon reflection, have followed the four steps above.
UPDATE: See comments below.