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The Twitter Revolution excites Clay Shirky


In March, Clay Shirky, NYU professor and author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organization, wrote perhaps of the most influential essay this year about how and why the internet is disrupting traditional media companies (Newspapers and thinking the unthinkable).

It’s fair to say that Shirky is unsentimental about the difficulties that legacy media organisations now face — largely because he believes they have failed utterly to comprehend the revolution that is under way, but also because he is so excited by the broad possibilities presented by the emergence of Twitter and other online social media channels.

This interview is almost 23 minutes long, but it is compelling viewing for anyone interested in the rapidly evolving media landscape.

Via Online Journalism Blog.