Share a Story - Change the World
(Photo courtesy of Mike Champion)
The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School has posted a video of Mr. Shirky talking about the main point of his book: that the transformative nature of the internet is NOT that it allows people to communicate faster or send more information... instead, it is the fact that the Internet makes group action much easier. And that this fundamentally changes society. It sounds simple, but as he explains it, he really gets across the revolutionary nature of these tools. I've been using the internet for 14 years now. I'm at the point where the Web tools I use are ordinary and on quick path to invisible and ubiquitous. Nice to hear from someone that reminds me just how amazing these tools are.
I thought it would be apropos here at the Ning site to remind us not only of what this site means, but where it comes from, and the potential for where it can go.
High speed bandwidth recommended. 42 Minutes long. (You can watch online, download the 121 MB video, or the 29 MB mp3 file).
Lower bandwidth version at YouTube here.
There's some audio trouble in the first one minute. Hang in there. It gets fixed.