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Clay Shirky at the TED offices, January 2012

This is Important!

Clay Shirky explains the real problem with the SOPA/PIPA bill that the US Congress is about to make into a legislation that threatens to close down the Internet. At the TED offices, Shirky delivers a proper manifesto – a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.

It may seem that this is a US only problem, but it actually is directed against the Internet globally.
Please watch the whole video and act!

If you’re on an iOS gadget you may click this link to watch the video.

Crowd-Accelerated Innovation

Chris Anderson taught me a new concept: Crowd-Accelerated Innovation.
Three thing are needed for this:

  • a (big) crowd,
  • light (open visibility)
  • and desire.
  • This is most easily achieved by utilising web video such as YouTube, where it is possible to realise global innovation. It is however my strong belief that the concept of crowd-accelerated innovation is applicable also to smaller groups such as companies, universities and other organisations. There are several reasons against openness in many organisations; it may be fear (don’t upset the boss – I might lose my bonus), personal power (my knowledge gives me my position) or many other reasons. Real innovation is so much easier achieved in a truly open climate.

    Watch Chris Anderson’s TED talk here: