Week Three

24 February 2011 / Social Media and the Transformation of Institutions

Please read Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody.

Additional resources include:

Erik Qualman. video: Social Media Revolution (refresh)

Benkler, Y. (2007). The Wealth of Networks. (Free copy here)

Gladwell, M. (2010). “Why the revolution will not be tweeted”


Weinberger, D. (2011). Responses to Gladwell

Shirky, C. (2010). Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, Penguin.

Weinberger, D. (2002). Small Pieces Loosely Joined. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing. Additional explorations available at: http://www.smallpieces.com/.

Weinberger, E. (2008). Everything is Miscellaneous, Holt.