Perfect Example: Book reading/talk by Clay Shirky

Here is a perfect example of what I was talking about earlier when I said that all authors and booksellers should be recording their talks and presenting them on their web sites and podcasts.

Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, presents a talk on the ideas in his latest book at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Harvard made a point of recording the talk and released it on their web site and via podcast. Shirky was then able, through no extra effort of his own, to re-post the video to his own site.

Harvard wins. Shirky wins. The publisher wins. We win, since we can see a talk we would have been unable to see otherwise.

Link: Book Talk at Harvard’s Berkman Center

One thought on “Perfect Example: Book reading/talk by Clay Shirky

  1. hi, there is also a really interesting conversation between Clay Shirky and Daniel Goleman (the author of Emotional Intelligence) that’s available (there are free samples) at It’s called Socially Intelligent Computing.

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