In recent years the field of "collective intelligence" sometimes known as Web 2.0 has had a big impact on computer science, software engineering, and software development. Stackexchange software itself is a large scale evolving application or implementation and experiment along the lines of harnessing collective intelligence.

What are some references especially with a CS angle on this connection between collective intelligence/Web 2.0 and CS?

  • $\begingroup$ This seems to be for the social sciences department, not CS. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Sep 28 '12 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ @dave actually "collective intelligence" is much different than machine learning although there is some overlap. dont know what made you think they're synonyms. if either of you or anyone else just glanced at a TOC of any of the books cited, maybe youd figure it out. guess its just too cutting edge for this venue. irony .. oh and more well-intentioned effort down in flames =( $\endgroup$ – vzn Sep 28 '12 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ Moderator notice: I've deleted several obsolete and off-topic comments. To vnz in particular: please be nice. $\endgroup$ – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Sep 29 '12 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ uh huh ok fyi defn of collective intelligence, wikipedia $\endgroup$ – vzn Sep 30 '12 at 1:52
  • $\begingroup$ @raphael wrt social science in CS context ... tcs.se, algorithmic lens in the social sciences $\endgroup$ – vzn Sep 30 '12 at 1:57

this area is also connected to "social applications"

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    $\begingroup$ This is a link collection, not an answer. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Jan 9 '14 at 23:10
  • $\begingroup$ its a compiled/curated list of references, apparently also a waste of time here $\endgroup$ – vzn Jan 10 '14 at 4:31
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    $\begingroup$ It's simply a consequence of network-wide policy which has a good reason: when links die (and they will) your answer contains nil content. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Jan 10 '14 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ there is no such policy afaik nor could there be (agreed there is at times an informal "off-the-books" stigma/taboo). did you actually read what you just cited? it says exactly the opposite of what you claimed. Links to external resources are encouraged. moreover maybe you didnt notice but se automatically refmts amazon links to tie into their affiliate program $\endgroup$ – vzn Jan 10 '14 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ Don't stop reading when it suits you: "[...] but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there. Always quote the most relevant part of an important link, in case the target site is unreachable or goes permanently offline." $\endgroup$ – Raphael Jan 10 '14 at 16:17

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