I’ve been staycationing this week, in case you were wondering why it’s been quiet here.
It’s Friday, so I thought I’d extend a Twitter tradition and do a follow Friday of my own, in longer format.
At SXSW in March, Paul and I both attended Clay Shirky’s keynote, “Monkeys with Internet Access: Sharing, Human Nature and Digital Data,” and I’m sure we both have that session in our personal top three highlights of the conference.
I noticed today that the audio is available now, in the right-hand column under Media. Unfortunately, it’s not embeddable, so when you have an hour free, definitely head over and listen to Clay’s keynote. Or do it now.
If you’re a longtime reader, with a good memory, you’ll recall I recommended paying attention to Clay several years ago after I first saw him at Web 2.0 Expo in 2008.
I actually sat next to him in a session before I knew who he was, much to Rich’s chagrin. Had that happened after, it would have been on of those fanboi moments that never end well.
You probably have a list of people you’ll always pay attention to, kind of like that list of actors you’ll always watch in a movie, regardless of how bad it looks. Clay Shirky is on that list for me.
Why? Aside from being really smart, he has a very humorous and anecdotal way of making his points. He keeps you interested and makes you feel smarter for understanding what he’s saying.
That’s my follow Friday. Enjoy.