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Are There Problems with Free Collective Action?

“Your corn is ripe today, mine will be so tomorrow. ‘Tis profitable for us both, that I shou’d labour with you to-day and that you should aid me tomorrow.” (David Hume/Reingold 29) In the increasingly interconnected and global Internet age, … Continue reading

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Week 3, The Future of Face-Face Social Interaction

In this week’s reading of Here Comes Everybody, Shirky discusses the complexity of “social dilemmas” when considering the burden and challenges of collective action. In doing so, he breaks down collective action into the fundamental building blocks of generating social … Continue reading

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Week 3: The Absence of Social Pressure

This morning on Ellen, I saw the perfect example of one of the main points of discussion for Clay Shirky’s “Here Comes Everybody”.  Shirky explains that group formation has become easier and faster with the use of new media today.

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