If you thought Facebook was a time-drain before, now they’ve gone and added Chat. Their stock price notwithstanding, these clever folks are taking notice of how annoying Facebook’s become. Between their choice of Billy Joel’s "We didn’t start the fire," for the melody, and replacing it with "we’re getting sick of facebook," LLP81’s video critique is one of the funniest things I’ve seen online in a while. What are your thoughts on Facebook?
Clay Shirky’s latest book, Here Comes Everybody:
The Power of Organizing Without Organizations,
discusses how light-weight web-based
technologies like blogging, twittering and photo sharing sites like
Flickr result in real world actions. Shirky talked about the book
at the Markle
Foundation on April 10. I’m going to highlight
a new of Clay’s examples and then reflect on what I think his ideas
mean for traditional organizations.