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Social Media vs the Dictator - Clay Shirky

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/02/28/Clay_Shirky_Here_Comes_Everybody New media theorist Clay Shirky demonstrates how protesters are using flash mobs and communication tools like Twitter to take collective action against oppressive governments. He cites a passive protest that took place in Belarus, which is governed by the rigid Lukashenko regime. ----- Clay Shirky discusses his new book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. - Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Clay Shirky is a professor of Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University, where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology. He also works as a Internet technologies consultant to clients such as Nokia, the Library of Congress, and BBC. He has had regular columns in Business 2.0 and FEED, and his writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Business Review, and Wired. Prior to his appointment at NYU, Shirky was a partner at the international investment firm The Accelerator Group.
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