#dl09 Clay Shirky Opening Remarks

group action just got easier

HSBC broke a promise to UK students not to charge them overdraft fees. They didn’t count on the students to gather together on Facebook. The students traded tips and did online protests. HSBC backed down due to the online collective action of the students.

Social media is more than information. It allows coordination between people.

Two individuals can share news/info with one another without the need of large media orgs.


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