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Lior Zoref

Crowdsourcing advocate, @liorz


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The first ever crowd sourced TED talk - you can read and edit this TED 2012 talk

As some of you know, I'm going to give a talk at TED 2012.
My idea is about using crowd wisdom in social networks to think together with others.

Over the last few weeks I have built the presentation with your help (here's a link to a conversation where it all started - http://www.ted.com/conversations/7543/do_you_use_crowd_wisdom_to_thi.html )

My talk contains examples, sentences and even jokes I got through the wisdom of the crowds, your wisdom.

Now I am proud to present the first and full draft of the text as a Wiki page in Wikipedia:


You are welcome to edit it as you wish. Fix mistakes, add, erase and/or anything that can make the presentation better.

I'll be also very happy to get your feedback in this conversation.



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  • Jan 5 2012: Great Idea, I've just added some bits to the talk Wiki page. I added my name to the "Edit Summary", is that correct?

    I did my Honors Degree final year project dissertation on this subject. You can read the proposal here: Positive Network Effects - Benefits of Web 2.0


    I could send you the complete dissertation if you like but it's pretty big. It concluded that there needs to be proper systems in place to incentivize participation and maintain a balance of expertise and opinion in the group.

    Avoiding forced consensus through peer pressure and mob like behavior (which can arise from anonymity) and encouraging input from a range of opinions (avoiding the "X country's Got Talent" negative effect from using a narrow section of public - young girls in that case).

    Best of luck and I hope you like my additions to your speech, I look forward to seeing it as a TED video!

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