23 May 2008

Clay Shirky ~ Engaging the Cognitive Surplus

Thanks to White African for introducing me to this video of Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 expo where Shirky discusses the hundreds of billions of thinkcycle-hours currently absorbed by classic consumption-only media (e.g. broadcast TV) and the ways this is increasingly redirected towards participatory-production and sharable media. Shirky's unit of comparison is the roughly 100 Million thinkcycle-hours that went into creating the entire Wikipedia opus. Check it...

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