Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds

We’ve heard a lot about collective intelligence, Web 2.0.  Internet-based examples abound: Wikipedia, Google, Threadless.  Thomas Malone and colleagues have written a new article proposing an analytic framework to help us think about these networks, what they call the “building blocks” or “genes” of collective intelligence.  Of course, I wanted to see how their framework… Read More Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds

What Kind of Leader?

There’s a radical new form of participatory democracy: the Internet.  At least, that’s what some advocates would have you believe.  Take Wikipedia: anyone can create a new encyclopedia entry, add an interesting fact to an existing entry, or edit an entry to correct a mistake.  Take the Linux operating system, based on what’s called the… Read More What Kind of Leader?