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Limited Wisdom of Crowds?

Nicholas G. Carr wrote an excellent article, “The Ignorance of Crowds,” about the limitation of crowd-sourcing or open source software. He focuses on the experience of Linux and Wikipedia. The masses primarily serve as bug-fixers for Linux, whose development is closely managed … Continue reading

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Online Communities — Replacements for Focus Groups

A recurring theme of postings on customer involvement methods is that traditional market research methods such as focus groups and brainstorming  kill ideas and creativity; there is a need for better ideation techniques that truly engage users. J. Scott Armstrong … Continue reading

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“Wisdom of Crowds” to solve personal problems

 A recurring theme of this blog is collaboration. I was interested to see that an online community has been formed to solve personal problems. Why write to Dear Abby when a community is available? http://blog.freshnetworks.com/2008/09/sidetaker-crowdsource-your-private-life/

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