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Rheingold on blogging:
Blogging grows collective intelligence.

Every blog is, in a sense, a group map of a particular segment of human experience.

Consider the size of the “blogosphere”: expected exceed 10 million by the end of 2004. (This is 2002’s writing. the real number you already had in the class. What was it again? )

While individual blogs may come and go, blogging is likely to become a staple format for online publishing, providing an ever evolving map of human knowledge – from bottom up.

More about cooperation examples:
(3) Socialware,
Meetup, moveon, Socializer, Tribe, Ryze, Friendster.
(4) Webcrawling.
Technorati, Google.
(5) The Vocabulary of Friends
FOAF (Whatever this is, put it aside for a moment. Theater time on Friday. The 2nd part of the Continental Divide).