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How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything

How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything
Introduction The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence recently published an important overview of the theory and mechanisms behind successful crowdsourcing efforts. Their report, called “Harnessing Crowds: Mapping the Genome of Collective Intelligence“, can be found here. Their research reveals similarities behind many high-profile collective intelligence (CI) systems, including Threadless, Wikipedia and InnoCentive. I call this work the MIT Approach to Collective Intelligence, which is a generic approach applicable to a wide range of problems and circumstances. The MIT approach to collective intelligence According to the Center for Collective Intelligence, a good collective intelligence platform (CI) must address the following themes: These four themes then translate into the following four questions: What is to be accomplished? Figure 1, below, illustrates how these four themes and questions interact to form the building blocks of any collective intelligence system. Conclusion Related:  outils d'intelligence collectiveOUTILS DE CRÉATION : VEILLE/CURATIONCollective Intelligence Refs...

Twitter: immediacy and collective intelligence When working on a Wikipedia entry just last week, I was confronted once again with the helplessness one might experience when the computer does not work properly or when the internet connection is down. Upon typing in the Wikipedia URL, nothing happened. I found myself staring at the blank page before me. What is one to do? I refreshed the page, still nothing happened. Other web pages did open easily, so the internet connection was fine. Another example. What lies at the heart of the above accounts might be something greater than the limited functionality of Twitter itself. Back in 2000, Jay David Bolter wrote the article ‘Remediation and the desire for immediacy’. “We are in an unusual position to appreciate remediation, because of the rapid development of new digital media and the nearly as rapid response by traditional media. In its own and unique way, if only for a moment, Twitter became a reliable news source. Bolter, Jay David. Jenkins, Henry. Levy, Pierre.

Dossier comparatif de 12 solutions de curation Christophe Deschamps, consultant-formateur en intelligence économique et en veille et auteur du blog Outils Froids publie un dossier comparatif de 12 solutions de curation (« ensemble de pratiques et une gamme d’outils destinés à des opérations de republication web ») qui fait écho à l’article de NetPublic.fr : Curation : Méthodologie, objectifs, pratiques et choix des outils. Ce dossier analyse la pertinence d’utilisation de ces solutions (gratuites dans leur version de base) en terme de pertinence mais aussi de 32 critères formels regroupés en 7 catégories majeures : 7 catégories de critères de pertinence des solutions de curation Sources : comment le service de curation est-il alimenté en informations nouvelles susceptibles d’être diffusées ?Types de contenus intégrés : quels sont les types de contenus publiés parl’outil de curation ?Livrables proposés : quels types de livrables le service de curation permet-il de diffuser ? Typologie de la comparaison des solutions de curation

European Centre For Collective Intelligence - Comment, ensemble, faire progresser l'Intelligence Collective ? Nous sommes, en tant qu’individus, organisations et sociétés, confrontés à des défis sans précédents. Leur complexité révèle les limites de l’intelligence individuelle, des modes de fonctionnement entre experts ou dirigeants, ainsi que les dangers de visions trop mécanistes de la gestion du changement. Dans notre société dite “de la connaissance”, la capacité à innover, créer, décider et agir ensemble devient encore plus critique. De nouvelles approches émergent, qui permettent de partager plus fructueusement les savoirs, les expériences, les idées, de renouer avec un sens de communauté et de générer un mouvement d’action vers un futur plus durable; plus humain et plus sage... Elle font appel à ce que l’on nomme l’Intelligence Collective. Son développement est un enjeu majeur pour notre avenir et notre évolution. De premières réalisations concrètes d’EC4CI commencent à voir le jour. Comment, ensemble, développer l’Intelligence Collective ?

Michael Meade, D.H.L.: The Two Great Stories of the World Recently, I have been on panels where people lament how the troubles of the world seem increasingly intractable. I've heard environmentalists suggest that evolution may have reached a dead end with regard to the human species. I've heard pained audiences decry political parties as well as social movements. I have found myself responding with ancient proverbs such as: "The great person allows universal imagination to work through them." It's as if something quite old and truly resilient is required to face the dire array of modern problems, for most of modern life is arranged to take us away from ourselves. Amidst radical environmental problems and massive changes throughout culture, it becomes easy to forget that there are two great and enduring stories found on Earth. We are not accidental citizens of a world gone wrong, not merely faceless members of an age group or statistical, biological blips without inherent meaning.

The Wisdom of Crowds, Revisited: When The Crowd Goes From Wise to Wrong | Artful Choice How wise is the crowd, really? A great deal of evidence, nicely summarized in James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds, suggests, very wise. Crowds seem to be better at providing estimates and coming closer to a more accurate answer, at improving the diversity of opinion, at coordinating action, at facilitating societal functions, even at investing in the stock market. The crowd may not be as wise as we think In the study, participants were asked to provide estimates to a range of questions on geography and crime. The researchers found that, while groups may have been wise at the start of the experiment, as soon as individuals within the group became aware of others’ estimates and choices, the diversity of opinions plummeted. Crowds reduce the diversity of responses As a result of participants learning what everyone else had said, several things happened. Crowd opinion can be misleading Crowds contribute to overconfidence And it’s not just the outside observer who gets caught up.

Outil n°10 : Organiser un forum ouvert […] Les forums ouverts sont un outil efficace pour amener de grands groupes de personnes à discuter entre elles sur divers sujets […]. Il y a quatre règles et une loi : Les quatre règles : • tous ceux qui viennent sont les bonnes personnes. • quoi qu’il se passe, c’est la seule chose qui aurait pu se passer. • quel que soit le moment où il démarre, c’est le bon moment. • Quand c’est fini, c’est fini. La Loi des Deux Pieds : Si, pendant la réunion, des personnes qu’elles n’apprennent rien et n’apportent rien, elles ne doivent pas hésiter à faire usage de leurs pieds pour se rendre dans un endroit plus productif. » La clé de la réussite est la question – généralement incluse dans le titre de la réunion – qui est soumise à la discussion ce jour-là. Quelques exemples de Totnes : - Comment nourrir Totnes après l’âge du pétrole bon marché ? Vous pouvez choisir d’inviter des personnes précises ou de l’ouvrir à tous.

curation Fondé en décembre 2009 par Patrice Lamothe, Pearltrees n’en finit pas de s’étendre sur le net. Réunissant au départ quelques centaines de geeks, cet outil de « curation », est désormais visité par plus d’un million d’internautes par mois, tandis que plus de 350 000 personnes contribuent à son enrichissement. Pour comprendre le succès grandissant de Pearltrees, je me suis entretenu avec Antoine Msika. Diplômé de l’EDHEC Business School de Lille en 2009, il est depuis Juin 2010 le Community Manager français de Pearltrees. "Cultiver ses intérêts" Benjamin Valla/Horizons Médiatiques : Pouvez-vous me présenter Pearltrees et les principales fonctionnalités de cet outil ? L’un des Pearltrees les plus riches du moment, c’est bien sûr celui consacré à l’élection Présidentielle en France Quels sont les avantages de Pearltrees pour les utilisateurs du web ? « 1 million de visiteurs par mois, 350 000 contributeurs » Combien de personnes utilisent Pearltrees et quel est leur profil ?

Metasystem transition A metasystem transition is the emergence, through evolution, of a higher level of organization or control. The concept of metasystem transition was introduced by the cybernetician Valentin Turchin in his 1970 book "The Phenomenon of Science", and developed among others by Francis Heylighen in the Principia Cybernetica Project. The related notion of evolutionary transition was proposed by the biologists John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry, in their 1995 book The Major Transitions in Evolution. Another related idea, that systems ("operators") evolve to become more complex by successive closures encapsulating components in a larger whole, is proposed in "The operator theory", developed by Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis. Turchin has applied the concept of metasystem transition in the domain of computing, via the notion of metacompilation or supercompilation. Evolutionary Quanta[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Social entrepreneurs go Hollywood: The promise of change in 25 words or less (It’s pretty hard to change the world, if no one wants to follow your thinking…) Curtis Faith has been asking us all about stories. What is your story? Good questions, because stories provide a powerful framework for spreading ideas. Randy Olson, the scientist-turned-filmmaker, regularly lambastes the academic/science community for getting so caught up in the pointy-headed details that they completely forget how real communication happens. Also take a look at the work by Alex (Sandy) Petland, the author of Honest Signals. Yet most scientists (and other big idea people) don’t get it. The thing is, if you want to move your idea from the edge into the mainstream, from the future to the present, you have to package it. This is not the same thing as dumbing it down. That’s why, especially for the “issue entrepreneurs”, stories are the key to changing the world… And no one is better at telling stories (that move a big audiences) than Hollywood. Hollywood Story: Going Hollywood With Your Story

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