Read & Respond week 4: Links and Crowds

January 26, 2017

This week, we’ll be talking about connections: The in-person links that create crowds and the digital ones that create, well, the Internet. Briggs talks specifically about “crowdsourcing;” the term “the wisdom of crowds” was popularized by James Surowiecki, but it’s been around for a while. Some take issue with the idea that crowds actually have any particular wisdom; a crowd, after all is just a thrown rock away from a mob. Here’s a little tune on the subject from Nova:

Moving on to links and linking, consider some ideas from these posts:

Since there’s no class on Monday for the Labor Day holiday, you have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 29 to make your responses to this post. Keep it concise, relevant, and don’t forget to integrate Briggs!