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1 We-Think Charles Leadbeater

2 We-Think We Think explores how the web is changing our world, creating a culture in which more people than ever can participate, share and collaborate, ideas and information. Ideas take life when they are shared. That is why the web is such a potent platform for creativity and innovation. It's also at the heart of why the web should be good for democracy, by giving more people a voice and the ability to organise themselves; freedom, by giving more people the opportunity to be creative and equality, by allowing knowledge to be set free.

3 A quote from We-Think “That web’s underlying culture of sharing, decentralisation and democracy, makes it an ideal platform for groups to self organise, combining their ideas and know how, to create together games, encyclopaedias, software, social networks, video sharing sites or entire parallel universes. That culture of sharing also makes the web difficult for governments to control and hard for corporations to make money from.”

4 Chapter One Describe the “I Love Bees” game in a series of short bullet points? Copy the quote below. “ creativity has always been a highly collaborative, cumulative and social activity in which people with different skills, points of view and insights, share and develop ideas together.” “ The web gives us a new way to organise and expand this collaborative activity.” Explain how this relate to the “I Love Bees” game Explain how the “I Love Bees” game relates to Wikipedia

5 Chapter Two v%20Ch%20Two.pdf Copy this quote: “We Think revives pre-industrial forms of organisation: the commons, peer to peer working, community innovation and folk creativity.” What does it mean? Create a timeline of the history of blogging and social networking sites. Copy this quote: “It is not enough for people merely to participate, to have their say; they have to find ways to collaborate and to build on what others are doing, so that whatever they are engaged in grows through accretion, mutual criticism, support and imitation.” Is this more related to the wikis than to social networking?

6 Chapter Three Leadbeater says that “We-Think is at the heart of the reasons why the web should be good for democracy: by giving more people a voice and the ability to organise themselves; freedom, by giving more people the opportunity to be creative and equality, by allowing knowledge to be set free...” What sort of conditions does he say that We- Think requires to work well and what sort of projects does he suggest it is best for?

7 We-Think the blog Go to Nov 13 th and explain these arguments in the case against We-Think. The cacophony argument The need for quality, trust and authenticity The culture of distraction Isolation or over-socialisation Shallow identities Low barriers to entry allow manipulation Good journalism will not get funded How does Leadbeater argue against these points?:


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