SO enjoyed this! Super compelling -- Clay asks that we consider how much value we can get out of civic sharing, taking into account the feelings and responses that our behavioral
You hear a lot of people reference how the Internet is "changing our world," but this was one of the most expert illustrations of that I've heard. Compelling to tech industry insiders, but I'd love for mainstream Internet users to also be exposed to this big picture understanding of how our human nature and behavior is playing out online - particularly for the BETTER.
Really great anologies brought to life the theories Clay proposed - great, engaging speaker!
Best / Worst Quotes "Sharing information is something we're not only biased to do, it's something we're biased to LIKE"
"Abundance breaks more things than scarcity"
"The greatest points of leverage are almost always where no one's paying attention, alas."
"The minute everybody understands something's important, all progress stops. You want to be working where no one is paying attention."
We're moving from a world where you can do little things for love and big things for money, to a "world where you can do big things for love."
"The really potent stuff - people tyring to create civic value, not communal value... Actually changes the culture that the participants are embedded in."
"my beloved vanilla ice"
Final Thoughts This was my first time hearing Clay live, and I'm now a huge fan! Right up my alley.
Biggest Takeaway: We now have the tools to get beyond intrinsic motivation for sharing as a private actor to make sharing public. Public sharing goes beyond mere social sharing to the point of sharing for civic reasons. Civic sharing is done to help move forward a greater good. Whether or not everyone can succeed with their public sharing and their civic goals is undetermined, but at least now we can all try. Best Quotes "Abundance … more
First of all, Clay Shirky was wearing the three wolf moon T-shirt which in and of itself deserves a +5 rating, but his talk deserves much more. His talk was primarily about how our culture is now deviating from the social norms we were once accustomed to because we now have the tools (technology/social media) to change how we share information publicly. The panel 'Monkeys and Internet Access: Sharing, Human Nature, and Digital Data' was super timely, expoloring the values of civic sharing online … more