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Complete “Webibliography” for ‘Here Comes Everybody’ by Clay Shirky

Here Comes Everybody

I recently read Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky and thought instead of a review it might be more useful to post the links from the bibliography, plus a few links related to the book in general.

Here Comes Everybody at amazon.co.uk

Here Comes Everybody Blog – with this transcript of Shirky’s speech on “cognitive surplus” from the Web 2.0 Expo

Here Comes Everybody at LibraryThing

Clay Shirky’s Harvard talk linked at boingboing

Authors@Google: Clay Shirky video

bibliography & links p. 309-319

Ch. 1: It Takes a Village to Find a Phone

p. 1: Ivanna’s phone http://evanwashere.com/StolenSidekick

“stolen sidekick” google search

p.7 We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People by Dan Gillmor (O’Reilly Media, 2004) (link for UK)

Center for Citizen Media www.citmedia.org

p. 17: an architecture of participation


p.18 a plausible promise Eric Raymond, “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”

p. 22 Within the Context of No Context, George W.S. Trow (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997) (link for UK)

Ch. 2: Sharing Anchors Community

p. 25: Birthday Paradox at Wikipedia

p. 28 “More is Different” by Philip Anderson Science 177 (4047) Aug. 4, 1972, pp. 393-96.

p. 29 The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. (Addison Wesley, 1975)

p. 30 “The Nature of the Firm” by R.H. Coase, Economica, 4(16), Nov. 1937, p. 386-405

p. 31 Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances by J. Richard Hackman (Harvard Business School Press, 2002)

p. 31 The Mermaid Parade (at Flickr)

p. 33 tagging “Ontology is Overrated”

p. 40 The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (Harvard University Press, 1977) (pbk new ed. 1993)

p. 47 cooperation
The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics by Eric D. Beinhocker (Harvard Business School Press, 2006)
Small Groups as Complex Systems: Formation, Coordination, Development, and Adaptation by Holly Arrow, Joseph E. McGrath, and Jennifer L. Berdahl (Sage, 2000)

Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation by Natalie Henrich and Joseph Henrich (Oxford University Press, 2007)

Cooperation Commons

p. 51 “The Tragedy of the Commons” by Garrett Hardin, Science 162 (3859) Dec. 13, 1968, pp. 682-83).

The Logic of Collective Action Public goods and the theory of groups by Mancur Olson (Harvard University Press, 1965) (rev. ed., 1971)

p. 54 ridiculously easy group-forming – Seb Paquet, “Making Group-Forming Ridiculously Easy”

David Reed, “That Sneaky Exponential”

Ch. 3: Everyone Is a Media Outlet

p. 58 Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do And Why They Do It by James Q. Wilson (Basic Books, 1991)

p. 60 mass amateurization

“Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing” by Clay Shirky

“The Pro-Am Revolution” by Charlie Leadbeater (misspelled “Leadbetter” in the book)

We-think: the book by Charles Leadbeater

p. 61 Trent Lott

“Parking Lott” article at Gnovis (links to the pdf)

“‘Big Media’ Meets the ‘Bloggers'” (26 p pdf)

Ed Sebesta’s blog and articles

p. 66 In Praise of Scribes

The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Volumes 1 and 2 in One) by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein (Columbia University Press, 1979, 1980)

The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein (Columbia University Press, 2005)

p. 75 Crowdsourcing

2006 Wired article by Jeff Howe

Crowdsourcing blog (includes excerpts from the upcoming book, Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business, available for pre-order at Amazon)

Ch. 4: Publish, Then Filter

p. 84 social networking site

Social Networking Meta List (2005)

“Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace” by danah boyd

Danny O’Brien post

p. 94 Email is such a funny thing

The strange allure (and false hope) of email bankruptcy” by Merlin Mann

p. 99 “Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.”

BoingBoing post by Cory Doctorow (10/10/06)

p. 100 community of practice

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity by Etienne Wenger (Cambridge University Press, 1998, 1999)

Etienne Wenger’s website: www.ewenger.com

Here Comes Everybody
Here Comes Everybody

Ch.5: Personal Motivation Meets Collaborative Production

p.111 wikis

Ward Cunningham’s original wiki

Wikimedia Foundation

“The Hive” by Marshall Poe, Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 2006

(p. 118 – no links)

p. 122 “Worse is Better”

Richard P. Gabriel’s essay “Lisp: Good News, Bad News”

(p. 123 – no links)

p. 124 power law distribution
Linked: The New Science of Networks by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Perseus, 2002) (pbk ed, 2003)

p. 126 The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson (Hyperion, 2006)
Long Tail blog

p. 129 fame“Communities, Audiences, and Scale” essay by Shirky

“Why Oprah will never talk to you. Ever.” Wired 12.8 (August 2004) p. 52-55 [reprinted here]

p. 133 The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler (Yale University Press, 2006) (pbk ed. 2007) (Wiki for the book & free download links)

p. 136 Wikipedia deletion and restoration

“History Flow” by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda B. Viégas

p. 138 Siegenthaler and essjay controversies

Wikipedia on John Siegenthaler entry controversy

Wikipedia on essjay controversy

“Wikipedia’s credentialism crisis” by Nicholas Carr

p. 140 Ise Shrine
The Same Ax, Twice: Restoration and Renewal in a Throwaway Age by Howard Mansfield (University Press of New England, 2000)

Ch. 6: Collective Action and Institutional Challenges

p.143 Boston Globe – “Spotlight Investigation: Abuse in the Catholic Church”

p. 144 Voice of the Faithful

Keep The Faith, Change The Church: The Battle By Catholics For The Soul Of Their Church by James Muller and Charles Kenney (Rodale, 2004)

p. 150 Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

p. 157 end-to-end communication

“End-to-End Arguments in System Design” (10 p. pdf) by Jerome Saltzer, David Reed, and David Clark
“Rise of the Stupid Network” by David Isenberg
“World of Ends” by Doc Searls and David Weinberger

p. 157 the phone company fought bitter legal battles

NPR timeline on Carterfone decision

Ch. 7: Faster and Faster

p. 161 Conspiracies are punished separately

U.S. v. Wei Min Shi at Project Posner

p. 162 information cascade

“The Dynamics of Informational Cascades: The Monday Demonstrations in Leipzig , East Germany, 1989-91” by Susanne Lohmann, World Politics 47(1) Oct. 1994, pp. 42-101 [note: links to JSTOR, abstract; fulltext also available in Gale/Infotrac OneFile — check your library for access]

p. 164 Flash Mobs

“My Crowd” by Bill Wasik [subscription required at Harper’s; fulltext available in Gale/Infotrac OneFile —check your library]

Belarusian flash mobs [book has this link, which I found hard to navigate, but here are some pictures]

Nasha Niva protest

Belarus: Ice-Cream Eating Flash-Mobbers Detained” by Veronica Khokhlov, Global Voices

p. 171 Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization by John Robb (Wiley, 2007); Robb’s Global Guerrillas blog

The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas P.M. Barnett (Putnam Adult, 2004); Barnett’s blog

p. 174 Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold (Basic Books, 2002, 2003)

p. 177 Kate Hanni
Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights blog and website

p. 180 HSBC/Facebook standoff
Now It’s Facebook vs. HSBC
“Facebook Campaign Forces HSBC U-turn”

Ch. 8: Solving Social Dilemmas

p. 190 The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition by Robert Axelrod (Basic Books, 1984, 2006)
The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration (Princeton University Press, 1997)

p. 192 Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam (Simon & Schuster, 2000, 2001)

p. 195 Meetup browse

p. 200 Club Nexus
“A social network caught in the Web” by Lada A. Adamic, Orkut Buyukkokten, and Eytan Adar
Bernardo A. Huberman at Hewlett Packard

Ch. 9: Fitting Our Tools to a Small World

p. 215 Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness (Princeton Studies in Complexity) by Duncan Watts (Princeton University Press, 1999, 2003)

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (W.W. Norton and Co., 2003)

p. 217 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (pbk. ed. Back Bay Books, 2002)

p. 222 Howard Dean’s presidential campaign
“Is social software bad for the Dean campaign?”
“Exiting Deanspace”

p. 224 bonding and bridging social capital
Better Together: Restoring the American Community by Robert D. Putnam, Lewis Feldstein, Donald J. Cohen (Simon & Schuster, 2003, 2004)

p. 224 social networks and divisions in American class structure
“Viewing American Class Divisions through Facebook and MySpace” by danah boyd

p. 225-228 #joiito and #winprog

p. 229 “The Social Origins of Good Ideas” by Ronald S. Burt (58 p. pdf)

Ch. 10: Failure for Free

p. 233 Failure for Free
“In Defense of ‘Ready. Fire. Aim'” (Harvard Business Review, Feb. 2007, p. 52-54, part of the HBR List: Breakthrough Ideas for 2007) [subscription required; full text available in EBSCO Business Source Premier database; check your local library]

p. 240 Open source software
The Success of Open Source by Steven Weber (Harvard University Press, 2004, 2005)

p. 242 “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” ; other writings by Eric Raymond

p. 244 Sourceforgeprojects sorted by activity

p. 247 Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams (Portfolio, 2006, expanded ed. 2008)

p. 250 Nick McGrath

Linux security is a ‘myth,’ claims Microsoft” by Robert Jaques

p. 253 Groklaw mission statement

“Letter to the Editor: No IBM-Groklaw Connection”

p. 254 SARS – “Chinese Scientists Say SARS Efforts Stymied by Organizational Obstacles”

“SARS in China: China’s Missed Chance,” by Martin Enserink, Science 301.5631 (July 18, 2003): 294(3) [subscription required; full text available in Gale/InfoTrac OneFile – check your library]

Ch. 11: Promise, Tool, Bargain

p. 267 The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki (Anchor, 2005, pbk ed.)

p. 276 equality matching
Structures of Social Life by Alan Page Fiske (Free Press, 1991, 1993)
“Human Sociality”

(p. 281 – “Sluggy Freelance” no link)

p. 281 Usenetgroups.google.com

p. 282 civic bicycle programsibike antitheft instructions

p. 287-288 sending nuts and flowers
Jericho Lives
NutsOnline Jericho page
“Flowers Used to Protest War”
“Say It with Flowers: Gandhigiri for US Green Cards”

p. 290 Digg Revolt
“Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0” by Kevin Rose


p. 296 lump of labor fallacy
“The Accidental Theorist” by Paul Krugman

p. 300 Sicko audience
Sicko Spurs Audiences into Action” by Josh Tyler


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