Wisdom Of Communities

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Webstock 2009, New Zealand, Thursday 19th Feb.

The Wisdom of Crowds is an economic principle (Google "James Surowiecki") that proves groups can be wise when acting in concert. So why are the comments on your site so stupid?

In this talk, Derek will explore how this principle can be applied to online communities to make us all more wise (or at least less dumb).

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Wisdom Of Communities

  1. 1. Wisdom of Communities Derek Powazek James Surowiecki is a genius.
  2. 2. Elements of Wise Crowds Diversity Independence Decentralization Aggregation
  3. 3. Bringing WOC Online Small, Simple Tasks Large Diverse Groups Design for Selfishness Result Aggregation
  4. 4. Small Simple Tasks
  5. 5. hotornot.com
  6. 6. threadless.com/submission/197749
  7. 7. newsassignment.net
  8. 8. Large Diverse Groups
  9. 9. Design for Selfishness
  10. 10. google.com/search?q=apple
  11. 11. flickr.com/photos/tags/apple/clusters
  12. 12. Result Aggregation
  13. 13. favrd.com
  14. 14. This is where I plug Fray.com
  15. 15. Real Life
  16. 16. The Heisenberg Problem
  17. 17. flickr.com/explore/interesting/2009/02/17
  18. 18. flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
  19. 19. threadless.com/submission/197131
  20. 20. io9.com/5148604
  21. 21. Popularity Does Not Have to Rule
  22. 22. Trolls
  23. 23. Identifying Trolls Repeated Disruptions Steering Conversation Server Logs
  24. 24. Stopping Trolls Silent Treatment Disable Puppets Timeouts
  25. 25. Seeing Things
  26. 26. www.powazek.com

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