Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Many and the Many

This TED talk by Clay Shirky, about the historical significance of social media, nicely articulates the new media landscape of the 21st century:

  • It is “global, social, ubiquitous, and cheap.”
  • The new communication pattern is many-to-many.
  • Sources of information have become sites of collaboration.

Image: Partial map of the internet by Matt Britt, available from: