How social media can make history

by Eric Melin on July 17, 2009

We are living in the “largest increase in expressive capability in human history.”

That’s a bold statement from Clay Shirky. His inspiring TED talk is embedded below. Ponder these heavy thoughts as you start your weekend. How are you adapting (or planning to adapt) your organization to these changes?

Description from TED website:

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

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Shane July 17, 2009 at 9:44 am

Terrific post, Whitney. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’m reposting and reblogging liberally. Obviously.

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whitney July 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

Thanks, Shane! Have a great weekend.

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