The age old TV sitcom vs. the Web (and wikipedia)

To carry on the tradition of simply reposting things from elsewhere in the wide world of the internet, here’s a clip I found over at lifehacker of Clay Shirky at the Web 2.0 conference. Shirky’s address is his take on the past few decades of the television sitcom stupor we’ve found ourselves in and the how lately many have taken to more “productive” pastimes such as blogging, wikipediaing, and generally contributing to the public domain’s information base. It’s a pretty short address, so if you got 15 minutes to spare (you know you do) check it out.

Clay Shirky is the author of a recent book Here Comes Everybody, which is “about what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without needing traditional organizational structures.” He can be found at his blog of the same name as his book, Here Comes Everybody.

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~ by veniatregnum on April 30, 2008.

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