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Infotopia by Cass R. Sunstein
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Jan 03, 08

bookshelves: non-fiction, technical
Read in February, 2007

A very interesting discussion of how groups make bad decisions. It is a relatively quick read, and you have to skip over some of the Chicago wackiness, but there is a lot there. Highly recommended for the student of information management and the web 2.0 crowd. It should inform all our ideas about the design of systems that allow people to collaborate on decisions, ratings, or the creation of other public goods. Designed poorly, these system will behave badly for reasons Sunstein explores.
The 4 stars are for the ideas, not the writing.

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