Some Collective Intelligence Can’t Be Reduced to Thumbs-Ups and Star Ratings

In a podcast this week, I learned about Sermo, a private social network where doctors can share knowledge with each other. Seems like a good idea — let doctors submit and “rate” treatments for various diseases, Web 2.0-style*, like Digg or YouTube. (This is for fellow doctors only, not like WebMD.) I suggested Sermo to […]

APIs drive innovation

Facebook launched an API just 72 hours ago and there are already 944 registered developers, 117 discussion threads, hundreds of blog posts, and at least a couple of mashups: Facebook+Google Maps and Facebook+Bill Splitting. I’m constantly amazed at how opening an APi to your web app drives traffic, buzz, and innovation. UPDATE: See #5 on […]