Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Slashdot Founder Questions Crowds Wisdom - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

A timely reality check; see the full article for more context

Mr. Malda said that Digg must move to deemphasize that vocal minority in the overall voting. But then it would inevitably alienate its core user base. “All these sites start with a nucleus of dedicated people. Then as the gawkers join in you see a dilution. People who were there originally feel alienated and feel that the thing they helped created is being perverted.”

“I try not to paint Digg as my arch-nemesis. The Digg method and Digg community are a wider audience than Slashdot,” he said. “But with sites like Digg, it’s the wisdom of the crowds or the tyranny of the mob. You never know what you’re going to get.”

Slashdot Founder Questions Crowds Wisdom - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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