2008-09-17

Ginebra, televisión y gente

En Gin, television, and cognitive surplus Clay Shirky habla de cómo la gente usa su tiempo libre y el cambio que se está produciendo últimamente hacia internet. Se puede ver en vídeo y dura algo mas de 15 minutos o leer la transcripción.

Aunque el resto es interesante, me quedo con algunas cifras (aunque con la
numerología hay que tener cuidado):


So how big is that surplus? If you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project--every page, every edit, every line of code, in every language Wikipedia exists in--that represents something like the cumulation of 98 million hours of human thought.


Para comparar:


And television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. Put another way, now that we have a unit, that's 2,000 Wikipedia projects a year spent watching television. Or put still another way, in the U.S., we spend 98 million hours every weekend, just watching the ads.


Finalmente,


Let's say that everything stays 99 percent the same, that people watch 99 percent as much television as they used to, but 1 percent of that is carved out for producing and for sharing. The Internet-connected population watches roughly a trillion hours of TV a year. That's about five times the size of the annual U.S. consumption. One per cent of that is 98 Wikipedia projects per year worth of participation.


¿Estamos al principio de algo muy grande?


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