How social media democratizes the news

Clay Shirky, professor, speaker and author of the new book Here Comes Everybody, gave a TED Talk last month entitled “How Twitter can make history.” He focuses on Twitter specifically, but it’s clear the general framework of what he talks about is much more about the broad implications of social media. It’s a great presentation – you should check it out, either below or at the TED website at

Clay was the plenary speaker at the nonprofit technology conference I attended in San Francisco a couple months ago. His talk was so great that we included some of his main points in our latest webinar – 10 Keys to Digital Marketing Success in Today’s World from NTC09, namely:

  • Fail informatively

  • The loss of control you fear has already happened

Check out the webinar for full details…