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Clay Shirky @cshirky New York, NY

Second-oldest flexer out here.

841 Following   337,921 Followers   9,065 Tweets

Joined Twitter 5/18/07


@omershapira The entire slide deck is so incredible, like "Guys, guys, what if, hypothetically, say, what if we...h… https://t.co/cDITJ4C6ih @hondanhon It's too bad these Twitter polls only have 4 options, because I was gonna go for 'All of the above'https://t.co/OES1iZMyxD
11/9
2019
@dearsarah @page88 @EaracheEye @xeni @heathr @carlzimmer I re-deleted it, actually, as I'd deleted it in 2014 (the… https://t.co/KoPkvu0lby @dearsarah @page88 @EaracheEye @xeni @heathr @carlzimmer .@dearsarah, thank you for this generous read. I've delete… https://t.co/HFYI4X3loL
9/30
2019
@hondanhon "I get that approach A and approach B are, like, really different, but we like parts of each of them, so… https://t.co/lGavyGHj4m
9/27
2019
@amyhoy Wise of him to wait until after you'd agree to marry him for him to reveal this failing.
9/23
2019
@quinnnorton Nah, b/c I'm not good at unraveling subtweeting. I was just trying to figure out what in the recent ne… https://t.co/TDUELgOd7E
9/21
2019
This is such a good idea. Data journalists working in small shops (I was one!) often have no one to bounce things o… https://t.co/e6eacSXHcy
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @quinnnorton Which leaves 'Should rms lose his appointment?' I think so, for the usual 'hostile workplace' rational… https://t.co/HiewQ8FcDQ @quinnnorton But these are two different sites for the argument. To take the rms case, no one is arguing against em… https://t.co/sMX9BRPYAj @quinnnorton @FrKadel @techstepper His work also led to Zyklon B.
9/20
2019
@TedHopton @CelineSchill @dhinchcliffe It was "The problem isn't information overload, it's filter failure." :) @mags @postmarisa @morecocoa fair @quinnnorton We'll yondr your GPS during your passage over the Manhattan Bridge, tell you it's 59th street, then sh… https://t.co/zZWL72QYui @postmarisa @mags @morecocoa I remember learning, early on, that if she asked me what I was doing, and she couldn't… https://t.co/wMetDAtzwt @quinnnorton We would make the "We used to dream of living in a corridor!" joke all the time, since we basically di… https://t.co/IHNwiVPM1f
9/17
2019
@jamespowderly 😢RIP @Austen Alumni networking @OddLetters 🎉🎉🎉🍾
9/16
2019
@Green_Footballs It's the season of the minimum viable apology. @chasing @dantobias Oh, the whole thing was instantly classic when it began. The funny bit is, I moved on to other… https://t.co/KlUPAwofo3It does not advocate a sweeping purge of wrongthink from tech. It remains focused on harassment of women. And Damor… https://t.co/rt3ydcw2za
9/15
2019
@quinnnorton Somebody once asked me about tolerating other people editing my book, in return for getting the contra… https://t.co/2nEclsVI4S @patrissimo @robinhanson Nobody said anything about violating laws. To the degree MIT worries about rms, it will be a contractual matter. @robinhanson It depends, of course, on the nature of the argument; there's no general principle here. I believe r… https://t.co/0Yrx2LD97C @XplodingCabbage @robinhanson His argument wasn't just with age of consent. He suggested that men having sex with g… https://t.co/bt8qQzcl98 @robinhanson I don't think law gets developed on general principles. Common law, the Anglo-American model, certainl… https://t.co/RTcCFYzEKE @robinhanson Well, given that the thing he argued should be made legal is statutory rape, I'm perfectly comfortable… https://t.co/FUw5PrBiFWThat 'inadvertent' at the end there is doing the work of a dozen burlaks, given that Oxman took Epstein's money for… https://t.co/19S2EpDdQ5 @zunguzungu WHY?!?! WHY ARE YOU DEPRIVING US OF THE LINK FOR THIS SCOVILLE-MAX TAKE?!Read this tweet with Montell Jordan playing in the background. https://t.co/XYs4z1rgRx
9/14
2019
This whole thread, with an extra helping of this 👇 https://t.co/rA1IHHXYua @hughcards @xeni Thanks, and you!You should really take 10 minutes out of your day to read @zephoria's excellent EFF acceptance speech about fightin… https://t.co/edtQixbg1J
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @tmatches @amyjokim Facts. ☝️ @amyjokim Oh, SO much. Because I mean jesus, Reid's apology is amazing, even by the high standards set in the last month of competition...You gotta cut Reid Hoffman some slack here. Remember that Google's "Search Engine" technology was not yet availab… https://t.co/hMMFBulUfCReid Hoffman says MITs "vetting" of Epstein was all it took for him to feel comfortable working with a child abuser… https://t.co/cWFkBagfh9
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @hughcards @xeni Nope, back in New York. Still travel to Shanghai a few times a year for work, but living back in the US.@heathr's "Minimum Viable Apology" is a perfect description of the emerging genre of "I took Epstein's money, but… https://t.co/Q1daW6pHrh @jackholt 2:1 says he stays. Reif's been reducing his risk for weeks-"We must ensure this never happens again"-an… https://t.co/NLOVhg4fcb @SaintSal @WillettsMagazi1 .@SaintSal, @WilletsMagazi1 is quoting rms here, who rejects the idea that statutory rap… https://t.co/RrzXhiVYRdLinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says he invited Jeffrey Epstein to a Palo Alto dinner with Mark Zuckerberg because —… https://t.co/teIdTRjqoM
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyOutside counsel documented two times Reif could have asked about donations from a pedophile, and blew it, in under… https://t.co/O7JBwCffQMJust to be clear about *why* this preliminary MIT/Epstein report came out yesterday, Reif wants news that implicate… https://t.co/pbv7Ubtzfq @taotetek You ever make it up to New York? @taotetek MEATSPAC4EVA!!!1! @babarganesh Right. In the press, it's just discussed as a collection of discussions, without being gendered.Joe Biden out here, LARPing DeepFakes. https://t.co/gWPRC2AvEHThese are facts. And it's still happening today. Pinterest is routinely assumed to be 'for women', while Reddit is… https://t.co/XvFduX5s4MRestitution and justice @Harvard. $186K is a joke. Give that $8.9 Million back in its entirety to the victims. Fund… https://t.co/VdEYVj5BM7
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyCongratulations to danah boyd, @zephoria, an incredible woman whose foundation in this community is a vital reminde… https://t.co/dOrNSZnD4u
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyTonight I will be receiving an award from @EFF, where I will grapple with the events and people who helped me get w… https://t.co/lc0L2cIp8R
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @SaintSal I know he does. He is wrong. Like a lot of people, he confuses assault with battery. Assault can mean thr… https://t.co/k3UTLzwSEw @SwartzCr Can't hardly wait to hear about the processes. I hope they only implicate rules and not people, or, faili… https://t.co/eFvTWKmwGx
9/13
2019
Remove Richard Stallman (https://t.co/puSZFZSRRo) https://t.co/9zybRqZIPd @laurelz They find conspiracy theories compelling because those theories point to a world that is less tangled than reality is..@BGrueskin's great annotated memos in @MIT's dealings with Jeffrey Epstein are not fact-checking so much as omissi… https://t.co/kBLVYTa5ZQ @amyhoy The Job Apocalypse™ is here! I just *knew* it would start at MIT! @chasing Oh no. You understand. "We hired a law firm, so we would look resolute. We are now denying their findings,… https://t.co/ISJEoS6N4O @agMendezPty @BGrueskin Also, if Reif or Ito had actually looked into the record on pedophilia and recidivism at th… https://t.co/tPadC3LhGX @BGrueskin @cshirky File under things that were available on the World Wide Web in 2011: https://t.co/gtrizL7Gc6
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyMIT is trying to have it both ways here. They want to claim they didn't know how horrible Epstein was, and at the s… https://t.co/mGnrCuobiT
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyMIT President Rafael Reif just issued a letter explaining new details in the Jeff Epstein/Joy Ito affair. The deta… https://t.co/FlBIZVLlbu
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyBut never fear. Despite thanking Epstein, and not speaking up during a meeting discussing Epstein's gifts, and forg… https://t.co/39fRfiDCF3And then saying, of his thank you note to Jeffrey Epstein, "I apparently signed this letter on August 16, 2012, abo… https://t.co/iGFGYkxq4pI mean, if an undergrad wrote "Information shared with us last night also indicates that Epstein gifts were discuss… https://t.co/rqv2vR6yRFAnd today, we know how Reif is going to try to get out of the jam he's put himself and MIT in -- admit he gave them… https://t.co/5fRpqEje7FI was sure Reif gave permission to accept money from Epstein. MIT's finance people would never have risked their jo… https://t.co/iDllycoVhkHave to love how he "doesn't remember" then throws everyone else under the bus. What leadership. https://t.co/70ARC1wgjS
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @laurelz Conspiracy theorists believe the world is simple: Some small group runs things. Events have ennumeratable… https://t.co/fR1L8AYj4P @docfreeride Right! Science doesn't work because scientists are more trustworthy *people*, it works because scienti… https://t.co/CovY9QwAIfWhy student debt cancellation makes economic sense, even if some don't find it fair. https://t.co/iQEhsZ9CPZ
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @felixsalmon @glichfield @xeni Facts. Form follows funding. @felixsalmon @glichfield @xeni ikr! Not taking Epstein's money had *nothing to do* with policy. The Lab could have… https://t.co/rFO5HtGnfT @xeni 🙏❤️ @xeni Back. At. You. @mags @morecocoa I had her DNA tested, turns out she was 100% "Do not fuck with me" @S_dF @xeni If it was a *complete* lack of integrity, it would be relatively easy to identify the people we should… https://t.co/RpOtcDbjMQ @xeni And per @xeni, anyone who thinks it's now easy to sort the world into Good vs. Bad doesn't understand how com… https://t.co/jiIUoTEPW6 @xeni Armed with charm and money and being vouched for by people who'd already been charmed and bought, Epstein cou… https://t.co/Vr9dtjaY7b @xeni Conspiracy theorists are optimists. They think there's some bottom or back or core to identify, like a contro… https://t.co/UNTE8BqXyHThis. Whole. Thread. @xeni is right about patient work, and about facts. The awful thing is, Epstein's reputation-… https://t.co/DOyEHYYkDr.@cshirky taught us tools get socially interesting when they get technologically boring. But what happens when they… https://t.co/t48QexIAcL
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9/12
2019
@BGrueskin 'He Fei, my driver, moved from Anhui Province to drive for DiDi. Weaving through the ancient streets of… https://t.co/dR2P9tbjJ1This is the largest crowdsourced faculty salary project I know of, with sheets and forms for many kinds of faculty… https://t.co/nSz7R4FVmgPlot gets thicker: Joi Ito’s MIT development officer says Jeffrey Epstein’s grants were “authorized by and implemen… https://t.co/TDXx0c63Ks
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @shmoopatties @juliacarriew omg @shmoopatties @juliacarriew This is fake arriviste BS -- the original was spelled Hampster. @morecocoa That is another mystifying thing. That is some straight up Sand Hill Road shit right there, and maybe it… https://t.co/sWDKTodZQH @morecocoa Ding ding ding, winrar! This is exactly right--"anonymous" donors are generally anonymous to the public,… https://t.co/bwkw2p0AB9If you’re a woman and this tweet rings a bell that will never be un-rung within you, hit me up, and know there are… https://t.co/qRFAAjA9QP
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9/11
2019
@RadioVcs @heathr @anildash I know we're not supposed to be vouching for anyone in public these days, but I'll vouc… https://t.co/zi48hiR53oLooking for a position in the China field? We are hiring! The Freeman Chair is hiring a full-time Program Coordinat… https://t.co/h1WeJ1JWFL
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyTuesday book giveaway! What's the best interaction you ever had with a stranger? My five faves get a free copy of m… https://t.co/KcbHvIHqFP
Retweeted by Clay ShirkyThis is really important. There's almost a thousand people in the Media Lab. Most of them have had no control at al… https://t.co/iIVX2Nv8LG
Retweeted by Clay Shirky @benhammersley Yes, in theory, but there are ways of unbundling into $9999 chunks, etc. :-/Finance at a rich private school is a very good job, and attracts competent, risk-averse people. The idea that some… https://t.co/dtXhRMxWNgHad any of these "top-level" officials been discovered hiding donations from a child rapist who was *explicitly dis… https://t.co/xUyrPsjaSh
9/10
2019

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