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  1. Human-flesh Search Engines Unearth Dark Side of Online Community

    In conclusion, whilst acknowledging the wisdom of the crowds may turn to tyranny, it is nonetheless clear that it can be wielded for great achievement. In the article he discussed a phenomenon that has being going on in China (and other parts of...

  2. Google Maps Adds Arterial Roads to Traffic Layer with Data from Your Phone

    If you're not familiar, crowdsourcing is based on the concept of the "wisdom of the crowds," where multiple people contribute to a project. If you commute along a heavily-trafficked highway, you've probably often thought - and tried - alternate...

  3. Semanti Firefox Add-on Aims to Reduce Keyword Refinement, Provide Better Results

    Additionally, Johnson believes the "wisdom of the crowds" can fuel better search. If you're like most searchers, you find yourself refining your searches until you find what you're looking for. But if Bruce Johnson from Semanti has his way, you'll...

  4. SearchDay | High-Value Link Building is Hard Work

    The wisdom of crowds is an Internet fantasy. Today's Top Story: EricEnge High-Value Link Building is Hard Work BY THE NUMBERS Looking at cost-per-acquired-link is a mistake, because it results in low-value links.

  5. An Open Letter to Retailers Concerning Black Friday

    The wisdom of crowds is a crap Internet fantasy. Over the last few years, Thanksgiving has come to mean something else for Americans -- a reason to get up early the day after to go shopping. The origin of the term Black Friday appears to have come...

  6. Search Headlines & Links: March 5, 2008

    Google: The Spy Who Loved MeWeb search algorithms are improved by the "wisdom of the crowds" drawn from the "logs of billions of previous search queries. Want a snapshot of the day's search marketing news?

  7. Google: The Spy Who Loved Me

    Varian explains that Web search algorithms are improved by the "wisdom of the crowds" drawn from the "logs of billions of previous search queries. Dr. Hal Varian, Google's chief economist and occasional Freakonomics Blog guest blogger, posted "Why...

  8. The end of the monoline?

    Unfortunately, a sleepy, straightforward business wasn't good enough for the insurers," writes Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few. The fear factor is very high and does not look like receding," says...

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