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Watch this amazing TED Talks! Learn how Social Media is drastically shaping the way we share the news.

Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

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from Media Decoder Blog

My Dinner With Clay Shirky, and What I Learned About Friendship

David Carr: My Dinner With Clay Shirky, and What I Learned About Friendship

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Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world | Video on TED.com #projectbasedlearning #digitalmedia #21CenturyLearning :: Using STRENGTHS and passions generously in beneficial service to others.

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from NPR.org

The Power Of Crowds

The Power Of Crowds - Clay Shirky, TED Radio Hour "Historically, we have overestimated the value of access to information,, and we have always underestimated the value of access to each other."

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While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter, and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes 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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"Clay Shirky's work focuses on the rising usefulness of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, wireless networks, social software and open-source development. New technologies are enabling new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting."

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