Sitcoms and Cognitive Heat Sinks

April 29, 2008

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth your time to spend a couple of minutes watching Clay Shirky’s wonderful presentation from Web 2.0 Expo – Gin, Television, and Social Surplus.

“I’m willing to raise that to a general principle. It’s better to do something than to do nothing. Even lolcats, even cute pictures of kittens made even cuter with the addition of cute captions, hold out an invitation to participation.”

If you’d rather read than watch, there’s a transcript available on Clay’s blog – Gin, Television, and Social Surplus.

Read it, watch it, but either way, spread this around — everybody needs to think about this, even if it’s just a little…