Clay Shirky Quotes

Clay Shirky Quotes: The historic role of the consumer has been nothing more than a giant maw at the end of the mass media's long conveyer belt, the all-absorbing Yin to the mass media's all-producing Yang....In the age of the internet, no one is a passive consumer anymore because everyone is a media outlet.
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Clay Shirky Quote: We are in a world where most American citizens over the age of 12 share things with each other online.
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Quotes about Clay Shirky: The threat [of the U.S. bills SOPA and PIPA] is the inversion of the burden of proof, where we suddenly are all treated like thieves at every moment we're given the freedom to create, to produce or to share.
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Quote about Clay Shirky: [T]he ways in which the information we give off about our selves, in photos and e-mails and MySpace pages and all the rest of it, has dramatically increased our social visibility and made it easier for us to find each other but also to be scrutinized in public.
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Clay Shirky Sayings: Prior to the internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table
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Clay Shirky Saying: To have a discussion about the plusses and minuses of various forms of group action, though, is going to require discussing the current tools and services as they exist, rather than discussing their caricatures or simply wishing that they would disappear.
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Sayings about Clay Shirky: The whole, 'Is the Internet a good thing or a bad thing'? We're done with that. It's just a thing. How to maximise its civic value, its public good - that's the really big challenge.
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Saying about Clay Shirky: The transfer of [...] capabilities from various professional classes to the general public is epochal.
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