Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds « Creativity & Innovation

Posted on by Brandon Klein

’ve heard a lot about collective intelligence, Web 2.0. Internet-based examples abound: Wikipedia, Google, Threadless. Thomas Malone and colleagues have written a new article proposing an analytic framework to help us think about these networks, what they call the “building blocks” or “genes” of collective intelligence. Of course, I wanted to see how their framework compares to my own “collaborative web” model from Group Genius. Based on a study of 250 examples of web communities, here’s what they propose.