Dear Susan Cain,
I agree with your standpoint that groupthink is made up of extroverted people who sometimes have their creativity hindered by the other individuals in the group. Your other standpoint was that introverted people tend to work alone, however, they are often brilliant and really creative. However, now a lot of places groupthink is necessary and incorporated into the company. You said the new groupthink is when everyone is obligated to work in a group and there are no walls separating people. Instead, the offices are similar to cubicles which supports open space for everyone to collaborate. I do agree with you on that because companies work as a system and they all support and rely on each other.
Dear Clay Shirky,
Your chapter on "Personal Motivation Meets Collaborative Production" simply means that if a person wants an idea to happen, they will do whatever it takes by using other peoples' help and creativity. Working collaboratively with others can produce something greater than the individual itself. The great example you gave was Wikipedia. The organization was started by 2 guys and now is run by many people. People can post and edit anything they want however, experts will read everything that is edited and then will be the ones to determine whether or not the information is valid. This example is a great example of personal motivation meets collaborative production. I think your article is well thought out and shows great examples of collaboration.
Dear Andrew Keen,
Before reading your article, I read the short blurb/description of your article. It reads "how blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today's user-generated media are destroying our economy, our culture, and our values." Just from that blurb, I can already assume that the article is on how the collaboration of media really affects everyone of how we think which is why the article is named "the cult..." User-generated media is a collaboration, or should I say a melting pot, of everyone's ideas - good or bad - which can influence everyone else on what is important and not important. What our culture see is as important can really affect what we value and how much money we think something is worth. With that mindset, what our culture values can really make us broke from spending a lot of money.