25.2.07

The wisdom of crowds :D


"Of course the mainstream media see the blogosphere as a competitor. It is a competitor. And, given the economics of the competition, it may well turn out to be a superior competitor. The layoffs we've recently seen at major newspapers may just be the beginning, and those layoffs should be cause not for self-satisfied snickering but for despair. Implicit in the ecstatic visions of Web 2.0 is the hegemony of the amateur." This political empowerment move is captured as a computated "wisdom of crowds". VIA Eurozine Blogging, the nihilist impulse

"There is a risk that the style of the blogosphere is dragging us all along to shout louder. It may be that the short burst of opinion is all anyone can absorb and the longer column becomes too much of a time-investment." VIA Online Pressgazette Polly Toynbee on bloggers: I have around 50 arch enemies

"Toynbee believes that the blogosphere is a mere "cacophony", a narcissistic sounding board. Not worth taking seriously. But it also offers something that remains an undesirable to the columnist: close proximity to a complex and often highly intelligent audience that answers back." Guardian Unlimited/Comment is Free The wisdom of crowds

Happamia, sanoi kettu ;D