Clay Shirky captures the essence beyond the hype

Reading “Here Comes Everybody” by Clay Shirky is a reaffirmation of the brilliant thoughts he shares during his keynotes all over the place.

This book is not about specific technologies, though you will find many enabling platforms mentioned and exemplified. Neither does it offer a framework for businesses and individuals to follow, to embrace Web 2.0 and the new social internet, though his chapter titled “Promise, Tool, Bargain” comes close to offering a roadmap for the times ahead.

In “Here Comes Everybody” the essence beyond the hype, the fundamentals that make this technological revolution we’re in the middle of a turning point in history. I highly recommend it.