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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?

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  • $\begingroup$ This seems to be for the social sciences department, not CS. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Sep 28, 2012 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, 2012 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ Moderator notice: I've deleted several obsolete and off-topic comments. To vnz in particular: please be nice. $\endgroup$ Sep 29, 2012 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ uh huh ok fyi defn of collective intelligence, wikipedia $\endgroup$
    – vzn
    Sep 30, 2012 at 1:52
  • $\begingroup$ @raphael wrt social science in CS context ... tcs.se, algorithmic lens in the social sciences $\endgroup$
    – vzn
    Sep 30, 2012 at 1:57

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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, 2014 at 23:10
  • $\begingroup$ its a compiled/curated list of references, apparently also a waste of time here $\endgroup$
    – vzn
    Jan 10, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 16:17

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