Social attention: detected not inside people’s heads but in their interactions attention not as an individual psychological mechanism, but as a social phenomenon measured by the intensity of signals that relate to a particular idea, theory, product, research program, movie, book, etc.
James Surowiecki The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
1.7 billion Internet users world wide, 380% growth since 2000 (Internet World Stats) Youtube: 100s of millions views/day, 100s of thousands uploads/day, 2007 10% of all internet traffic (Ellacoya networks) 2008: on high speed links, 20% p2p, 50% streaming video (Arbor Networks) Jimmie Wales, wikipedia not crowdsourced (negative connotation of free labor)
Robin Hanson, DoD Policy Analysis Market. Prediction markets: Crowdcast, Inkling, HubDub, yahoo tech buzz, InTrade, Bet2Give, Hollywood Stock Exchenge
BRAIN – Behavioral Robust Aggregation of Information in Networks