“Harnessing Collective Intelligence”

One of the most significant reason that Web 2.0 has been more popular and everyone keeping on it is Harnessing Collective Intelligence. So what is “Harnessing Collective Intelligence” pattern in Web 2.0?

ImageBasically, Harnessing Collective Intelligence is to collect people’s opinions and ideas to share on the web; no one is the director or the only ownership of the websites, so that people can interact together; that’s why the data has been more widely and it has evolving into global databases. What’s more, an element has been created throughout the web is called “Blog”. Blog is a place where bloggers can post ideas and leave comments, and more can be used for education environment or personal and even business area such as Google: PageRank, eBay, and now the most well-known Wikipedia.



Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia based on the unlikelyImage notion that an entry can be added by any web user, and edited by any other user. Therefore, anyone can provide any data and sharing with every person on the world, even though it might be incorrect; but somehow people share it!!! The foundation of Wikipedia is mutual trust and the nature of creative content.






ImageFinally, “Harnessing Collective Intelligence” is one of the main patterns in Web2.0 and it is all about user-contribution on the websites in order to domain in Web2.0 era.


My Digital Footprint. ” WEB 2.0 AND MOBILE WEB 2.0″.

Rogers, P. C., Liddle, S. W., Chan, P., Doxey, A., & Isom, B. (2007). Web 2.0 learning platform: Harnessing collective intelligence. Online Submission; Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education–TOJDE v8 n3 p16-33 Jul 2007, 8(3), 16-33. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/62058665?accountid=13380

O’reilly. “What Is Web 2.0”.


6 thoughts on ““Harnessing Collective Intelligence”

  1. I extremely like your article, it’s very useful.
    I knew much information from this article,
    I hope you can write more in your blog, and I can learn about different knowledge from it. Thanks.

  2. Great post on Collective Intelligence and this pattern is the main and the primary one among all other patterns ..

    you provided lots of information about different website and how they use this pattern.

    thanks for the insight information and i enjoyed reading this article

  3. I often go to the Wikipedia ,but i doesn’t know that it uses the concept of “Harnessing Collective Intelligence”.
    I can get lots of information about the technology from your blog.
    I will pay close attention in your blog.

  4. Thanks for I introducing this concept! I absolutely agree that the success of Web 2.0 is due to “harnessing collective intelligence”.

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