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Proffessor in Haifa University




sum bigger than the individuals

Starts to be interesting since the literacy rate risen

Leads to Cognitive surplus?

Clay Shirky's book

See his TED talk on this

The Wisdom of Crowds

RUN & read the founding book by Surowiecky

Many criticism

Team building game - Helium stick

Warmup exercise

Wisdom of the Crowds or Stupidity of the Crowds?

Surowiecky: no one is wiser than everyone

Wikipedia vs. Britannica

Where's the distinction?

Examples of the power of Wisdom of crowds

Linux vs. Windows

Other examples: popular (populist) reality shows

GroupThink symptoms

Research shown for many years that

Many illusions such as

Read the book by

Other say there's danger in wisom of crowds

Surowiecky's examples


Who wants to be Millionaire

Challenger explosion

Should we give the crowds to decide?


Wisdom of search examples

Web search

Discovery & rating of news

Prediction markets



In every domain, there's a move from expert decisions to collective decisions



Even medicine

Wisdom of the Crowds in Twitter

Sentiment Analysis

Read on this company:

Crowd Sourcing

see catalog in the site:

Something proving itself in the industry today

& politics

Revolutions against dictatorships

Consumers protests

Direct democracy vs. Representative democracy

The dangers are anarchism

From product to process

Clay Shirky

Recommended books:


Here's comes everybody

Reinventing discovery

Too big to know


We are smarter than me

The mesh




Is the crowd a Balloon?

Vox Populi - Vox Dei

Surowiecky's conditions

Malone's conditions

Rephali's conditions

The Carr & Benkler wager

Benkler's book "Wealth of Networks" says that the Wisdom of Crowds improves our world

Nicholas Carr had strong criticism, saying its a temporaty trend

Benkler suggested a bet

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