Growing up Assuming You Can Publish is Going to Make People Different

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by: Lynette Webb

Quote is slightly paraphrased from an article Russell Davies wrote about Clay Shirky’s book “Here comes everybody”:

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As he put it: “Growing up with the assumption that you’ll always be able to publish whatever you want to say, to whoever you want to say it, is going to make people different. I don’t normally hold with all those Gen This, Gen That generalisations but in this instance it might be true. We’re going to need to tweak all sorts of things to get the most from a generation that’s used to these expressive possibilities. We’ll need to examine how we relate to them as employees, as customers, as colleagues, as voters and as leaders”.…

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