Crowd clout du jour– did you say Facebook?
Posted by Susan Scrupski on April 23, 2008
Beware grannies on Facebook
The story details about how hundreds of small investors self-organized and forced a decision reversal and reimbursement of investment funds. This is a terrific example of the power of citizen collaboration and crowd-clout. I’ve started reading Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. Shirky details several examples along the same lines. If you have some time, watch Shirky’s talk from Harvard last month.
From the Economist piece:
People who would never have met in real life, from pig farmers and retired loggers to MBA students and pastors, created a formidible interest group.
This piece also busts two myths: only kids on Facebook and Facebook is dead.
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