dinsdag 10 januari 2006

The Madness of Crowds

Nice example of a typical Web 2.0 'bug'.

"This is a classic Web 2.0 problem: it's hard to aggregate the wisdom of the crowd without aggregating their madness as well. In this case, the situation was amplified because it wasn't just any site that Steve was accused of ripping off, it was the very site that the community belonged to and identified with."

1 opmerking:

  1. Yme,

    I'm not sure I agree with that quote. This issue isn't really a failure of the "wisdom of crowds", since Digg isn't strictly a wisdom of crowds system. More here:

    Digg and the So-Called Wisdom of Mobs