An extraordinary exploration of how technology can empower social and political organizers For the first time in history, the tools for cooperating on a global scale are not solely in the hands of governments or institutions. The spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing how people come together and get things done—and sparking a revolution that, as Clay Shirky shows, is changing what we do, how we do it, and even who we are. Here, we encounter a whoman who loses her phone and recruits an army of volunteers to get it back from the person who stole it. A dissatisfied airline passenger who spawns a national movement by taking her case to the web. And a handful of kids in Belarus who create a political protest that the state is powerless to stop. Here Comes Everybody is a revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them. A revolution in social organization has commenced, and Clay Shirky is its brilliant chronicler. "Drawing from anthropology, economic theory and keen observation, [Shirky] makes a strong case that new communication tools are making once-impossible forms of group action possible . . . [an] extraordinarily perceptive new book." -Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mr. Shirky writes cleanly and convincingly about the intersection of technological innovation and social change." -New York Observer
"Whole Community Catechesis offers a vision of church that is both exciting and challenging. The vision is this: that one day the church, all the people of God, will fully, consciously, and actively participate, not only in the celebration of the liturgy, but in all aspects of parish life, and this life will draw them into a deeper relationship with Christ who sends them forth to love and serve others. ..... [from back cover]
Some of these essays were lectures first delivered in the 'Here Comes Everybody' series to inaugurate the Braegelman Program of Catholic Studies at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. The authors suggest the depth and breadth of the living Catholic Intellectual Tradition, leading the way in new discussions.
Welcome to the new future of involvement. Forming groups is easier than it's ever been: unpaid volunteers can build an encyclopaedia together in their spare time, mistreated customers can join forces to get their revenge on airlines and high street banks, and one man with a laptop can raise an army to help recover a stolen phone. The results of this new world of easy collaboration can be both good (young people defying an oppressive government with a guerrilla ice-cream eating protest) and bad (girls sharing advice for staying dangerously skinny) but it's here and, as Clay Shirky shows, it's affecting ... well, everybody. For the first time, we have the tools to make group action truly a reality. And they're going to change our whole world.
October 1982: ABC, Culture Club, Shalamar and Survivor dominate the top twenty when the Pogues barrel out from the backstreets of King's Cross, a furious, pioneering mix of punk energy, traditional melodies and the powerfully poetic songwriting of Shane MacGowan. Reviled by traditionalists for their frequently fast, often riotous interpretations of Irish folk songs, the Pogues rose from the sweaty chaos of backroom gigs in Camden pubs to world tours with the likes of Elvis Costello, U2 and Bob Dylan, and had huge commercial success with everyone's favourite Christmas song, 'Fairytale of New York'. Yet, the exuberance of their live performances coupled with relentless touring spiralled into years of hard drinking and excess which eventually took their toll - most famously on Shane, but also on the rest of the band - causing them to part ways seven years later. Here, their story is told with beauty, lyricism and great candour by James Fearnley, founding member and accordion player. He brings to life the youthful friendships, the bust-ups, the amazing gigs, the terrible gigs, the fantastic highs and the dramatic lows in a hugely compelling, humorous, moving and honest account of life in one of our most treasured and original bands.
Release on 2013-02-15 | by BusinessNews Publishing
Review and Analysis of Shirky's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
The must-read summary of Clay Shirky's book: "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations". This complete summary of the ideas from "Here Comes Everybody" shows that groups of people are incredibly hard to organise. That’s why until now, only large corporations could generally afford to buy the tools and build the infrastructure required to sync the joint efforts of lots of people. According to author Clay Shirky, that’s about to change. For effectively the first time in history, a whole bevy of new social tools are coming into prominence which make it easy for groups to collaborate and take collective action.This summary explains that the environment in which the game of business is played has changed. You need to find ways to make these new social tools work for you rather than against you. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read the summary of "Here Comes Everybody" and it will change the way you think about the new era of social media.
An influential British photographer and Harvard University professor shares a collection of works taken over repeated trips to Ireland between 1993 and 2005, visits during which he attended the annual pilgrimages at Croagh Patrick and Maamean while photographing the region's landscapes, towns, and seaside.
When Irish literary master James Joyce defined Catholicism as "Here comes everybody, " he reflected an understanding of Catholics that is both humorous and profound. Award-winning journalist Tim Unsworth does the same in this roller coaster ride through a Church that is filled with laughter and tears because it is filled with people. Unsworth's stories are true. (Details have been changed to protect both saints and sinners.) Some are simply hilarious, like the one about Phil, the gas station proprietor with the empty condom machine in the station's men's room, or the monks who got in trouble because they loaned their jeep to Catholic gays who used it to pull a float in the annual Gay Pride parade. But there are serious stories, too, about such unforgettable characters as the priest who sold his chalice to serve the poor, the homeless man who enriched a parish, the mail carrier who shares "the good news, " and a woman dying of AIDS at a Catholic hospice. Unsworth introduces us to business executives who are attempting to introduce Christ into the workplace, and to four women who express their faith in different but profound ways. He brings us into the world of the eccentric and saintly Brother Bill, who fearlessly places himself between warring gangs in the Chicago projects. In a world that pays tribute to dedicated teachers and physicians, Unsworth finds a saloon singer and a disc jockey whose dedication and faith are equally inspiring. They're all here. And more. A circus parade of Christians working out their salvation in mysterious ways - a potpourri of people you will love.
An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader
Author: Anthony Burgess
This is an introduction to the work of James Joyce, designed for the ordinary reader. The author has become increasingly worried by the tendency of the academics to regard Joyce as their special property, and has feared that the man and woman in the bookshop or public library may come to feel that a great popular writer was concerned only with a readership of professors. Here, then, is a very lucid and commonsensical account of what Joyce was up to, from Dubliners to Finnegans Wake. The title is derived from one of the nicknames of Joyce's last hero - the publican of Chapelizod outside Dublin, whose name Humphery Chimpden Earwicker rings, in its initalled from HCE, throughout Finnegans Wake, with those same initials frequently filled out to some such slogan as Here Comes Everybody. The nickname is appropriate for a Joyce hero, since Joyce was always concerned with those elements of human nature which are in all properties which we all share - love of family, worry about debts, the tendency to drink too much, original sin. His admiration for ordinary human beings is best exemplified by his willingness to shower the jewels of language upon their everyday doings, to exalt them to myth or to godhead. The author feels that Joyce's books say not only 'Here Comes Everybody' but 'Everybody Come Here'. In other words, we are all welcome - not just the learned professors - at the great feasts of language which he spreads on a table of common wood, at the ceremony of exaltation of the ordinary at which he is the smiling, joking, presiding priest and host. We feel that this book represents a genuine breakthrough in the process of bringing a great Irish writer to terms with those who, despite their fear of him, are the best qualified to understand his aims and relish his poetry and humour. His heroes and heroines are ourselves, just as his city of Dublin is all cities. The language and techniques are not all (description from as previous edition),