The Communicators sat down with Professor Clay Shirky at this year’s “State of the Net” conference. Given the growth of smartphones, Shirky speculates on the future ways users will be able to access the Internet and uses the political unrest across the Middle East as an example of the value of social media in political revolutions. He currently teaches at both the Carter Journalism Institute and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University
The program runs 21 minutes.
Note: Shirky was a member of “The State of the Social Net: A Catalyst for Civil and Political Revolt” panel moderated by Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project
See Also: “The Social Side of the Internet”
Research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project that was released during the conference.