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A Fitness Tracker for 
Online Communities? 
! 
Collective Intelligence meets Wisdom Hackers
Online communities have been playing an 
increasingly important role in supporting 
grassroots initiatives in the area of ...
What is Collective Intelligence? 
Collective intelligence is the ability of a 
group of people to be collectively 
smarter...
Connecting Communities 
Use cases planned in the short term should 
demonstrate how CATALYST developments 
can boost local...
Help us test Catalyst 
We have partnered with the Wisdom Hackers 
community to test DebateHub, part of the 
CATALYST suite...
DebateHub Visualizations
Comparing Communities with EdgeSense
Catalyst + CAPS 
CATALYST addresses the CAPS domain. 
CAPS are non-commercial, open Internet 
platforms, connecting citize...
Catalyst Consortium Partners
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A fitness tracker for online communities? Collective Intelligence meets Wisdom Hackers

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What if we had a FitBit or Fuel Band for large scale online community discussions and debates? Could we create a feedback loop for more efficient, inclusive, and creative online deliberation?

Online communities have been playing an increasingly important role in supporting grassroots initiatives in the area of social innovation and sustainability. However, as such platforms go larger and larger, it is more and more difficult for community managers to ensure efficient debates among citizens, i.e. to ensure collective ideation, decision and action.

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A fitness tracker for online communities? Collective Intelligence meets Wisdom Hackers

  1. 1. A Fitness Tracker for Online Communities? ! Collective Intelligence meets Wisdom Hackers
  2. 2. Online communities have been playing an increasingly important role in supporting grassroots initiatives in the area of social innovation and sustainability. ! However, as such platforms go larger and larger, it is more and more difficult for community managers to ensure efficient debates among citizens. Major community networks and leading research institutes have teamed up to tackle this issue with the support of the European Commission’s research funding programme. ! Over 2 years, through the CATALYST project, they will develop and test collective intelligence tools and make them available, as open source solutions, to any interested communities. Meet Catalyst Watch the "Meet the Catalyst Team" Video on YouTube
  3. 3. What is Collective Intelligence? Collective intelligence is the ability of a group of people to be collectively smarter than the smartest individuals in the group if they acted alone. This has been happening for a very long time in the natural world. ! The advent of the Internet however, has allowed for collective intelligence to be much more easily implemented, and is allowing people from many different regions and backgrounds to connect. ! Source: http://assembl.org/what-is-collective-intelligence/
  4. 4. Connecting Communities Use cases planned in the short term should demonstrate how CATALYST developments can boost local initiatives in the area of social innovation, increase awareness on new sustainable lifestyles, support eGovernance efforts of European cities and even empower citizens and the civil society in debating emerging issues for the new European Constitution.
  5. 5. Help us test Catalyst We have partnered with the Wisdom Hackers community to test DebateHub, part of the CATALYST suite of open source tools. ! Join us in a collective ideation, discussion, and debate of ways to maintain the festival spirit in everyday life, how to think outside the cubicle and activate the thinking body, and much more.
  6. 6. DebateHub Visualizations
  7. 7. Comparing Communities with EdgeSense
  8. 8. Catalyst + CAPS CATALYST addresses the CAPS domain. CAPS are non-commercial, open Internet platforms, connecting citizens to each other (and to the “Internet of Things” whenever necessary) and providing them with a more effective way to: ! • Spontaneously adopt more sustainable behaviours and lifestyles, based on better information (extended awareness); ! • Contribute to a low-carbon economy, for instance by lending, exchanging and reusing goods at scale, across geographic boundaries (collaborative consumption); ! • Get facts/evidence from citizens for better decision making, at personal or institutional levels (e.g. crowdmapping); • Develop alternative collaborative approaches to problem solving (crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, participatory design, collective intelligence, collective decisions); ! • Actively engage, innovate and act, individually or collectively, towards societally, environmentally and economically sustainable approaches and solutions to tackle societal challenges: growth and employment, environment, climate change, health and education, inclusive societies, wellbeing, etc. ! ! ! ! Source: http://caps2020.eu/
  9. 9. Catalyst Consortium Partners

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