Thursday, November 13, 2008

TED Talks

"What does the blogosphere actually do for us in terms of accessing collective intelligence?... The premise of the wisdom of crowds, is that under the right conditions, groups can be remarkably intelligent, and they can actually be smarter than even the smartest person within them."

James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news -- and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy.

And this is feakin' cute.

1 comment:

Irene said...

It's really fun guessing which nightshade has posted something before I check the name at the bottom... I had a feeling this one was Meg O...