TITLE

Social networks and the wisdom of crowds

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Johna Till
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Network World;10/29/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 42, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the concept of social networks and crowdsourcing which means that people in the aggregate can provide more accurate information than individual experts. She explains that if a large number of people are able to correct one's errors, the results will be overall more reliable than the output of any individual. She cites the Wikipedia and reader reviews on the Web site www.amazon.com. She contends that people need to be aware of the limits of the wisdom of crowds.
ACCESSION #
27331257

 

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