September 28, 2004
Tackling Biased Output in Peer Production

Wikipedia faces the challenge of trying to build a comprehensive anthill community when the ants are all interested in the same stuff

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July 14, 2004
Terrorist Networks as Communities of Purpose

Understanding modern terrorism as a community-driven phenomenon

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July 02, 2004
Shameless Plug Dept.

No, I'm not above it

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March 04, 2004
What Network Engineers Can Learn From Ants

Applying swarm intelligence to packet-switching

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February 26, 2004
Trippi Reboots His (?) Movement

Revolution 2.0 enters alpha

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January 30, 2004
What's the Breakthrough Point for New Media?

Teaching old dogs new tricks

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January 29, 2004
Lydon: "After New Hampshire"

Chris Lydon, putting the pieces together

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December 17, 2003
Democracy as Conversation

Connecting people to politics

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December 16, 2003
One More Walled-Garden Problem

Yes, there's another one

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December 12, 2003
Netroots From An Economist's Perspective

A new look at an emerging trend

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December 11, 2003
Hurts So Good

One more time, Dvorak stirs the pot

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November 19, 2003
Ed Cone Nails It

A spot-on description of what's new about the New Politics

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October 21, 2003
Direct Democracy and "Human Throughput"

Pushing social change down the wire

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October 16, 2003
Two From David Weinberger

Two to chew on

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October 14, 2003
Fast Company on Trippi and Dean

Catch-up reading, if you've been in a cave somewhere

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September 29, 2003
Rushkoff on "Open Source Democracy"

Give it away now

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September 23, 2003
Blogs As KM Tools: The Lucent Experience

Blog 'em, Danno

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August 24, 2003
Change of Direction For Net Activism

Preaching to the unconverted

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August 22, 2003
A Blogger In Their Midst

When you're sandbagged by a blogger, what do you do, hotshot? What do you do?

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August 21, 2003
Lessig Interviews Joe Trippi

Wiring Howard

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August 06, 2003
Dick Morris Gets It

Welcome onto the bandwagon, Dick

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June 20, 2003
What the Pentagon Can Learn from EverQuest

Would you like to play a game?

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June 16, 2003
Building the People's Mesh

Deep thoughts from Marc Canter

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June 06, 2003
Microjournalism: How Stories Propagate

How ideas reach critical mass

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June 05, 2003
The Ratings Game

He said, she said

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March 13, 2003
Dee Hock on Emergent Democracy

More on the “emergent democracy” meme… Dee Hock, the founder of Visa and a leading thinker in the “chaordics” movement,...

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March 05, 2003
It's All in the Details

Joel Spolsky has posted an interesting essay, ““Building Communities with Software”, that explores how tiny design decisions in the underlying...

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February 27, 2003
All in the Family

It looks like some anthill communities may not be all that good of a role model after all! ??This nepotistic...

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February 25, 2003
Swarm Intelligence

O’Reilly’s OpenP2P site has an interesting interview up with Eric Bonabeau, Ph.D., founder of Icosystem Corporation and a thought leader...

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February 24, 2003
"Emergent Democracy"

If you’re interested even the slightest bit in the sorts of things this Weblog addresses, stop what you’re doing and...

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February 07, 2003
Microsoft and Communities

Robert Scoble has written some interesting notes on the challenges facing Microsoft as it tries to develop online communities around...

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February 05, 2003
The Network is the Computer

There’s an interesting piece up on Microcontent News (from Corante) talking about Weblogs, ants, and the ways the blog world...

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January 19, 2003
Spontaneous Group-Forming: A HOWTO

Over on his blog, Sam Ruby has a good paper describing the different approaches people are using to create software...

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January 08, 2003
Shirky on LazyWeb

I’ve already written about Ben Hammersley’s implementation of LazyWeb in this space, but a much deeper and more insightful look...

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December 12, 2002
Rheingold's "Smart Mobs" Reviewed

Slashdot is running a review of Howard Rheingold’s new book on online community forming, Smart Mobs. Looks interesting, and relevant...

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