Archive for September, 2008

Sep 26 2008

Web 2.0 and Wisdom of Crowds

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Web 2.0 is used to describe various websites and online services that allow human users to interact with each other in different ways and from there, provide, manage, and share content. One of the most important principles in Web 2.0 is the wisdom of crowds.

What is the Wisdom of Crowds?

The term “wisdom of crowds” is best known for its use in the 2004 book of James Surowiecki. “The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations” discusses the aggregation of information and how it could
lead to better decisions.

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Sep 19 2008

Wiki Success in the Web 2.0 Environment

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Wiki has been synonymous with Web 2.0. In fact, ask anyone about a Web 2.0 website they know and there’s a good chance a majority of them will mention Wikipedia. Wikipedia has grown to become the resource to go to for information. It’s the source of comprehensive, excellent information on the Web and is trusted in nearly the same way as Encyclopedia Britannica was offline. Web 2.0 has significantly contributed to wiki success, thanks to its inherent characteristics.

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Sep 12 2008

Beyond the Mob: Web 2.0 and Crowdsourcing

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Power to the masses! That’s the rallying cry of Web 2.0, the technology that has made it possible for people to communicate, connive and collaborate. Already, it has proven to be a powerful source of information and a gift to marketers and online businessmen. With crowdsourcing and Web 2.0, mob mentality seems not such a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s doing a lot of good.

What is crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing is the process in which people are solicited to volunteer or contribute to a group project, usually content that will be used online. One of the best examples of this is Wikipedia, the site that has provided reliable and often comprehensive information about virtually everything anyone has ever dared to ask about.

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Sep 05 2008

Web 2.0 and User-Generated Content: Productive Partnership

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Thanks to Web 2.0, you and me can take our issues to the Web, collaborate, argue, gossip, inform, intrigue, shock, awe, even connive. So if you have a concern I can work on, bring it online or if I have a proposal you and a friend of yours can provide a solution to, post it. And yes, maybe you and I may have one goal we share in common so it’s probably time to collaborate. That’s how user-generated content became the
flagship of Web 2.0.

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