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Anonymous raises £35,000 to start a site for 'citizen journalists' (Wired UK)

Anonymous raises £35,000 to start a site for 'citizen journalists' (Wired UK) | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
Anonymous has succeeded in raising $54,798 (£35,924) to fund the development of its crowdsourced news platform, Your Anon News (Anonymous raises £35,000 to start a site for 'citizen journalists' (Wired UK) >

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This article is an example of the three topics i have chosen to investigate.

 

Firstly, Anonymous is a group of extremely talented computer hackers that has come to power in this age of technology. the group are arguably the best users of computers and it technologies. The group use collective intelligence to co-ordinate there actions and share their knowledge amongst one another, all working towards one goal.

 

Secondly, they have fundraised enough money to launch a site that facilitates citizen journalism, and encourages the public to inform itself of current events on a platform that is instantenously accessible  from anywhere with Wi-Fi. this showcase the collective intelligence of the wider internet connected community pooling their resources and working together to work towards the goal of unbiased news.

 

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How Twitter won the social media battle for journalism | The Wall Blog

How Twitter won the social media battle for journalism | The Wall Blog | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Polis, the journalism think-tank at the LSE, has published an in-depth report looking at the value of social media to journalism, specifically public service broadcasting, and it highlights how Twitter has come to dominate news.

As the report puts it, Twitter plays a more important role in newsgathering than Facebook, which is much more about discussion and far less about breaking news.

 

Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent puts it this way: “There is no question, if you are not on Facebook and Twitter, you are not getting the full story”.

 

More telling is the comment from Joanna Carr, editor of BBC Radio 4′s news programme ‘PM’, who said she “wouldn’t hire anybody who doesn’t know how to use Twitter”....


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This piece demonstrates how traditional journalists have begun to understand the important role social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook can play in the field of Journalism, especially from a story curation stand-point. It is a strong case of how social media can help push journalism into the next phase of it life cycle. as Joanna Carr puts it, saying she “wouldn’t hire anybody who doesn’t know how to use Twitter”

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Raise Your Voice: Storytelling Tips from an Expert Journalist

Learn more about the power of citizen journalism and some storytelling tips with professor Bill Gentile.

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This video is a brief look into how the current world is facilitating the citizen journalist movement, and the opportunities that exist for this new breed of storytellers. nice way to look at the topic, and explain how todays digital era is providing citizen journalists opportunities like never before.

 

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The Collective Intelligence Handbook (MIT CCI)

The Collective Intelligence Handbook (MIT CCI) | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

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The Collective Intelligence Handbook [tentative title]
Thomas W. Malone and Michael S. Bernstein (Editors)

Collective intelligence has existed at least as long as humans have, because families, armies, countries, and companies have all--at least sometimes--acted collectively in ways that seem intelligent. But in the last decade or so a new kind of collective intelligence has emerged: groups of people and computers, connected by the Internet, collectively doing intelligent things. In order to understand the possibilities and constraints of these new kinds of intelligence, a new interdisciplinary field is emerging.

This book will introduce readers to many disciplinary perspectives on behavior that is bothcollective and intelligent.  By collective, we mean groups of individual actors, including, for example, people, computational agents, and organizations.  By intelligent, we mean that the collective behavior of the group exhibits characteristics such as, for example, perception, learning, judgment, or problem solving."


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This article is an extremely good look into what the modern day era has created in terms of collective intelligence. The article comes from an extremely credible source, and is an extensive and comprehensive study into the topic. I\Of all the articles i have found, this is the one I would recommend to someone who wanted to gain a better understanding on the topic.

 

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, June 14, 2014 12:58 PM

"Collective intelligence" is a phrase that is much used these days. I can think of no more authoritative and useful center of i nquiry than the Center for Collective Intelligence set up by Tom Malone at MIT. I'm looking forward to this one.

Carine Garcia's curator insight, June 16, 2014 4:44 AM

This book will introduce readers to many disciplinary perspectives on behavior that is bothcollective and intelligent. The goal of this edited volume is to help catalyze research in the field of collective intelligence by laying out a shared set of research challenges and methodological perspectives.

Geemik's curator insight, June 17, 2014 5:29 AM

"This book will introduce readers to many disciplinary perspectives on behavior that is both collective and intelligent.  By collective, we mean groups of individual actors, including, for example, people, computational agents, and organizations.  By intelligent, we mean that the collective behavior of the group exhibits characteristics such as, for example, perception, learning, judgment, or problem solving. "

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The death of a citizen journalist - Rami al-Sayed in Syria

The death of a citizen journalist - Rami al-Sayed in Syria | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Today, we honor one of those citizen journalists, Rami al-Sayed, who gave his life in the cause of letting the world see what is happening inside his home country of Syria.

Rami was killed during the shelling of Homs on Tuesday, and the last video on his YouTube account, which has been source of some of the most compelling video from Homs in recent months, was video of his own body, posted by his brother.


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I have chosen to add this article, as I believe it is an example of what the concept of the citizen journalist is all about. Rami was trying to shed light onto a topic that much of the worlds population has very little knowledge on, despite it being in the news. All information surrounding this conflict has been filtered through the media, but have been filtered in one way or another, be it an editors bias or due to laws But here is a citizen, in the middle of the conflict, showing exactly what he is experiencing, completely unfiltered. 

 

I intend to look further into Rami and see if i can use him as a prime example of the citizen journalist. 

 

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Some Cool Free Tools to Find Social Media Influencers

Some Cool Free Tools to Find Social Media Influencers | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
The power of influencers is known to almost all the social media marketers.

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This too is a great article for the purpose of my assessment, as it provides me with a list of social tools that can allow me to look further into social influencers, and find them by using metrics that provide relevance to a topic. 

 

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Ron Sela's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:44 AM

Some Cool Free Tools to Find Social Media Influencers

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What is the role of targeting "Social Influencers"?

What is the role of targeting "Social Influencers"? | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, Forbes published an article entitled Who Are the Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013? by Haydn Shaughnessy. It followed similar posts by Shaughnessy on The Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers, also on Forbes, and a similar Top 50 list 12 months earlier.

 

The article soon came under fire from certain areas of the web, including Mark Schaefer’s Grow blog and Jure Klepic of the Huffington Post. Additionally, there were numerous conversations across the web on the Forbes article, with the majority of people discounting its validation.

So why did a publication like Forbes receive such criticism, and what does the discounting of influencer results like the one on Forbes mean for influence marketing in general?




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This article is an interesting perspective into social influencers, and how exactly to measure the 'influence' of an individual. it raises the interesting point that popularity doesn't equate to influence, which is something that marketers and wannabe social influencers are still trying to finesse. This article is an interesting insight into another angle of looking at the social influencer phenomenon

 

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Joachim Scholz, PhD's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:20 AM

This blog post reminds me of an HBR from May 2013: "What would Ashton do - and does it matter?", which discusses that Ashton Kutcher has a massive twitter fanbase, but how many people actually do things because they read it on his feed? There has been also a Journal of Consumer Research article some years back (2010?) that modelled social  influence, finding that the Katz and Lazarsfeld Two-Step Flow Model of social influence is flawed: It is not the all-powerful influencer at the center, but consumers are influenced by other easily influenced consumers similar to them.

 

This all goes into the same direction as the conclusion of this article: Be customer centric, not influencer centric:

 

"This is the where the flaws of putting today’s definition of an influencer at the heart of the marketing circle appear; and why we need to move beyond this, and start putting the actual customer at the heart of the circle, and work back from there.


By taking this approach, we understand who the true influencers are – customers – and what they’re looking for, as well as who’s influencing their decisions at a specific point in time."

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Infographic: Social Influencers - Marketing Technology Blog

Infographic: Social Influencers - Marketing Technology Blog | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
I think too many marketers look at social influence as if it's some kind of new phenomena. I don't believe it is. In the early days of television, we used the newscaster or the actor to pitch items to the audience.

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This info-graphic has some very interesting and useful material on it that is specifically related to my secondary topic of social influencers. it provides some interesting states from a marketing stand point,  but also provides a list of known social influencers that i can look further into and utilise in my presentation. the website that i retrieved this from seems relatively credible, but the information within the info-graphic has been collated from a number of sources and provides some interesting insight into the monetisation of social influence.

 

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CYDigital's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:53 AM

And adjacent to Pardot's worksheet (look below) is this infographic on the importance of social influencers.


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Thomas Wooldridge's curator insight, March 31, 2013 7:13 PM

There are leaders in every industry. You must find out who the leaders are and not listening to what they have to say. You just might learn something

Amy O'Neill's curator insight, October 2, 2014 4:01 PM

this article shows some interesting statistics about social media, it is obvious from this why it is a successful form of communication through advertisement.

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Humans, Machines and Collective Intelligence - MIT CDB

Humans, Machines and Collective Intelligence - MIT CDB | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Tom Malone gave a very interesting talk on collective intelligence at the IBM Cognitive Systems Colloquium which I recently attended and wrote about.  Malone is Professor of Management at MIT’s Sloan School and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI).  His research is primarily driven by this fundamental question: “How can people and computers be connected so that - collectively - they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?”  This is a very important question to explore to help us understand the impact of our increasingly smart machines on the very nature of work and organizations.

 


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This article is an interesting synopsis of extensive studies that have been conducted into the field of Collective Intelligence. it surmises specifically a study conducted by Tom Malone, Professor of Management at MIT's Sloan School. The study conducted by Malone tested the effectiveness of 'Human Agents', 'Artificial Neural-Network Agents' and 'Hybrid Agents' (combination of human and artificial intelligence) to test which were the most effective at making predictions, specifically when looking at an NFL match. NFL was selected as the test material as video content is hard to code for artificial intelligence to analyse, and as such was more viable as a test when compared to human intelligence. the study found that the Hybrid agents made the most accurate predictions. This is interesting as it helps to solidify the point of view that collective intelligence, be it just in humans, or humans and artificial intelligence working in unison, is more powerful then any one individual element on its own.

 

This article is extremely credible as it was a study undertaken by a well known and respected academic body, and the findings have been published and peer reviewed. the relevancy of this article is very high, as it clearly details the power of collective intelligence, and the benefits it can provide.

 

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Gilles Pavan's curator insight, December 26, 2013 5:30 PM

Computer system could and should be used not to replace, but to facilitate collective human decisions 

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Imagination For People's BLOG - CI: Is collective intelligence responsible for human development?

Imagination For People's BLOG - CI: Is collective intelligence responsible for human development? | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
Collective intelligence is the idea that a higher level of intelligence can emerge within a group of people than the intelligence of any one member of the group individually.

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This article looks deeper into the theory of Collective Intelligence, and how it, from a theoretical standpoint, has helped to develop our species dominance in the world, allowing us to be as successful as we are as a species. What is most interesting about this article is the way in which it speaks about Collective Intellignence not solely being present in human beings, but in the animal kingdom also. This article isn't overly credible, but provides an interesting take on the discussion around the topic of Collective Intelligence, and how it has allowed us as humans to be the most advanced species on the planet.

 

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Leveraging Social Media to Help During Emergencies

Leveraging Social Media to Help During Emergencies | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Twitter is being used increasingly by people who find themselves in the middle of a disaster to report what’s happening, who needs help, and the extent of damage. But when a disaster strikes, the volume of tweets can be overwhelming for anyone trying to monitor them.

 

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization(CSIRO), Australia’s science agency, has come up with a systematic way of sifting through the 140-character messages and feeding important details to crisis coordination centers, which in Australia organize assistance from government agencies.

 

“Twitter provides a new source of data from which crisis coordinators can obtain awareness about developing situations,” says Mark Cameron, the project’s leader.

 

Cameron, along with researchers Andrew Lampert, Bella Robinson, and Jie Yin, wrote “Using Social Media to Enhance Emergency Situation Awareness,” published in the November/December issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine.


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This article looks into the way in which social media can be utilised by governments to enhance the way in which it can serves communities - in this instance, an emergency situation. It's a nice article that shows how governments are beginning to realise the potential this new medium has to assists in situations where instant communication is a necessity.

 

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Hey Twitter and Facebook, once upon a time newspapers were 'social media' - The Guardian

Hey Twitter and Facebook, once upon a time newspapers were 'social media' - The Guardian | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
Hey Twitter and Facebook, once upon a time newspapers were 'social media'
The Guardian
Centuries before Twitter, Facebook and the enthusiasm for hyperlocal journalism, social media was enjoying popularity in a British colony across the Atlantic.

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This is a piece that looks at a historical perceptive of 'social media' arguing that newspapers were the original form. It is  a cultural piece published on The Guardian, so it's does have a reasonable standard of  credibility. One of the takeaway points for me was that if newspapers are the 'original' form of social media, what were cave paintings? I feel as though we as a species have long known and had the means to communicate on mass scale, it is simply our advancement in technique and technology that changes the way on which we do it.

 

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Burt Herman: In the coming year, social media journalists will #Occupythenews

Burt Herman: In the coming year, social media journalists will #Occupythenews | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
In the real-time news cycle, social media can — and should — be about much more than conversation.

 

Social media’s essential role in serious journalism can no longer be ignored. Next year, social media journalism will finally grow up.

 

Journalism will be more collaborative, embracing the fundamental social nature of the Internet. The story will be shaped by people involved in the news, curated by savvy editors from diverse sources and circulated back again to the audience. This is the new real-time news cycle....


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This article is a great example of the power of the citizen journalist movement can have to keep the masses informed in situations where traditional journalists efforts are being blocked. It raises the interesting point that the field of journalism could shift towards this more instantaneous and far reaching medium as the means of disseminating information.

 

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Designed for Learning!: Collaboration - The power of group intelligence

Designed for Learning!: Collaboration - The power of group intelligence | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

"When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality." (Dom Helder Camara)


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This is an interesting way to look into how nature has hard wired group intelligence into certain species of animals, as it had proven to be the best method for that species to increase its chances of survival. 

 

The article mentioned that we could learn something from the way in which animals make group decisions, that are always for the betterment of the group, working towards a single goal.

 

The National Geographic article allows for you to pull parallels from nature and hypothesise about how if they were applied to the human race, and we could all work towards a single goal, we could better our species as whole also.

 

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Ferguson’s citizen journalists revealed the value of an undeniable video

Ferguson’s citizen journalists revealed the value of an undeniable video | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Dan Gillmor: Until the police stops treating communities as war zones and people as enemy combatants, keep your phone handy


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A current example of the amount of influence that the citizen journalist can have, whilst also displaying the enourmous and instantenous reach that social media facilitates for them. It is a very interesting look into the powerful relationship these two concepts have, and how it can help to bring global awareness to what is a localised issue

 

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The 25 most important social media influencers Forbes ignored, and why

The 25 most important social media influencers Forbes ignored, and why | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Excellent Mark Schefer post... The Forbes "Power 50 List" of social influencers has become one of the most shared lists on the web. But it really has nothing to do with influence... I need to emphasize that there are tons of wonderful people on the Top 50 list and many legitimate social media titans I admire. But I’d like to highlight 25 amazing people NOT on the list to demonstrate that we need to take lists like this crazy Forbes mess with a grain of salt. You want some social media thunder? These are just a few of the truly great social media influencers of the world excluded from the Forbes list. I’ve linked to their Twitter handle. Please follow them so perhaps they can make this “prestigious Forbes list” in 2014. Heh....


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This is an interesting article  that tries to debunk the Forbes lost based on the fact that it only focused on influential Twitter users. Albeit it a skewed measure of true social influence, The 
Forbes list still holds credibility. This article goes on to provide another 25 'true' social influencers, that i will be able to further explore in my presentation that looks to delve into this topic.

 

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Top 50 influencers en Social Media 2013 #infografia #infographic #socialmedia

Top 50 influencers en Social Media 2013 #infografia #infographic #socialmedia | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
Hola:
Una infografía con el top 50 influencers en Social Media 2013.
Un saludo
Top 50 influencers en Social Media 2013
Archivado en: Infografía, Redes Sociales, Sociedad de la información Tagged: Infografía, internet, redes sociales, tic, Web 2.0.

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This info-graphic is extremely useful for the presentation I will be assembling, as it provides a list of the 50 most influential bloggers as rated by Forbes magazine. Forbes and their assorted lists are held in high regards, and as such this info-graphic is a useful source for me to investigate further into these social influences and what it is they write about and ultimately, the influence they are having on their followers

 

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How to discover social media influencers | Ian Cleary

How to discover social media influencers | Ian Cleary | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Here are 7 great tips on how to discover social media influencers that will help increase profit for your business.

 

Influence is important in social media, and social media influencers are people who have a lot of this highly-prized influence.  If you’ve got a large, relevant audience that listens to you, then you’ve got influence.  How much of it you are considered to have depends on what action your followers and fans take as a result of what you say.

 

If you can build relationships with people who have influence over your target audience, you can generate sales on the back of this.But how do you assess influence and know who to approach?...


Via Jeff Domansky
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This article looks into how social influencers can be found and harnessed, from a public relations and marketing stand point. This article is helpful to me as it is not exactly the most authoritative or reliable of sources, but it provides some interesting information and links to some useful tools that i can use in my presentation to collate influencers in the social media space.

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:23 AM

Ian Clearly offers seven excellent ways to find influencers in social media.

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The Collective Intelligence: The Man Who Lives Without Money

The Collective Intelligence: The Man Who Lives Without Money | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

The Man Who Lives Without Money | The Collective Intelligence


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a great article that looks at the other side of collective intelligence (collective stupidity) that has been created by our global society that is experiencing unprecedented levels of information accessibility and material possession ownership. I chose this article for the fact that it looks at the flip side of the coin, the side that we on the consumer end are often too removed from the process to understand the impact that our consumption has in a truly global sense. As such, i find this article to be an interesting view into the flip side of our global collective intelligence - global collective ignorance. 

 

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Factors that support collective intelligence and wisdom

Factors that support collective intelligence and wisdom | Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Many factors play a role in how collectively intelligent or wise a group, system, or situation is. Here I offer tentative lists of factors that enhance collective stupidity, collective guesstimations (the “wisdom of crowds” phenomenon), collective intelligence, and collective wisdom. I invite readers to add their own thoughts about this in the comment section below this blog post.

 

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This is a great source to begin understanding the concept of 'Collective Intelligence', as well as the other notions that are attributed to this idea, such as the idea of 'Collective Supidity' that is brought up in this article. Despite the fact that this source is reasonably credible, the tentative nature of this article seems to make it out to be more focused on evoking thought and discussion than being a definitive point of view on the subject. Nonetheless, the it still provides into the topic as a whole, and as such I would consider this a nice introductory piece.

 

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