Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies – it happens when society adopts new behaviors.
Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody
This statement by Clay Shirky makes me feel good about the world and how we can use new technologies for collective action and to bring about change. I find Clay Shirky’s writing and talks are just so accessible. If you are interested in social media I recommend watching this TED video with Shirky introduced to our class by Dr. Kate Milberry. It can be found at http://tinyurl.com/kwf2xd . If you like what he has to say in the video, then I recommend reading his book, Here Comes Everybody. It’s an easy, entertaining and informative read. Shirky writing reminds me of Malcolm Gladwell, one of my favorite authors.