The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
The Web was social before it had social networking software. In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and That was the theme of Clay Shirky ’s 2003 keynote at the ETech conference, the most important gathering of Web developers of its time. The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. This is an incredibly powerful pattern.