I mentioned Clay Shirky in a previous post here – I’ve always found him to be a fascinating read. The first thing I ever stumbled across by him was a keynote speech titled “A Group is its Own Worst Enemy”. He spoke in it about the nature of groups, and social software made to facilitate the interaction of groups. I’ve been referring back to it for several years now.
Anyway, Clay Shirky’s blog is a treat. He posts relatively infrequently, but always about really intriguing stuff. This post is a great example, at least for me – it discusses the challenges facing traditional newspapers, and goes beyond talking about immediate issues, to discuss fundamental changes in the ways that people seek information.