Issue No. 02 - Mar./Apr. (2018 vol. 20)
Charles Day , American Institute of Physics
Clay Shirkys influential book Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations explored the potential for Internet-based social networking to change society by making it easier for people to come together. This column evaluates that claim, concluding that Shirky might have overestimated how much people, campaigning aside, really do want to come together.
The Last Word, Internet/web technologies, social media, social change, history of computing
C. Day, "Did Everybody Come?," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 111-112, 2018.