Code and other laws of cyberspace - how the core values of cyberspace are being threatened and what we can do to protect them
The future of ideas: the fate of the commons in a connected world - Creativity flourishes on the web because it is a neutral platform upon which the widest range of creators could experiment
Free culture: the nature and future of creativity - considers the diminishment of the public domain of ideas and shows how short-sighted interests blind to the long-term damage they’re inflicting are poisoning the ecosystem that fosters innovation
See Jimmy Wales’ own entry and read about criticism of the editing changes he made to this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_wales
Ongoing squabble between Jimmy Wales and former Wikipedia colleague, Larry Sanger. Larry has now established Citizendium , a Wiki with stricter editing rules and obligatory disclosure of editor's real names
Writer on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing) - www.rheingold.com
Howard is interested in the tension between self and community interest.
Tragedy of the commons - conflict over finite resources between individual interests and the common good. Free access and unrestricted demand for a finite resource ultimately structurally dooms the resource through over-exploitation
Clay Shirky has written about this in Ontology is overrated: categories, links, and tags
The strategy of tagging - free-form labeling, without regard to categorical constraints - seems like a recipe for disaster but, as the Web has shown us, you can extract a surprising amount of value from big messy data sets.