From Clay Shirky’s new blog “We don't consume content, we use it, and mostly what we use it for is to support our conversations with one another, because we're media outlets now too. When I am talking about some event that just happened, whether it's an earthquake or a basketball game, whether the conversation is in email or Facebook or Twitter, I want to link to what I'm talking about, and I want my friends to be able to read it easily, and to share it with their friends.
This is superdistribution — content moving from friend to friend through the social network, far from the original source of the story. Superdistribution, despite its unweildy name, matters to users…It matters so much, in fact, that we will routinely prefer a shareable amateur source to a professional source that requires us to keep the content a secret on pain of lawsuit.”
|NSFW: This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Wish In One Hand||The Met Does Punk, Bleached and Ironed||Intro to The Art World: A Beginners Reading List|
Powered by Facebook Comments