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The Performance of Distributed News Aggregators


Wolf Richter


University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Tobias Escher


University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

David A. Bray


National Defense University - Information Resources Management College; Emory University - Department of Decision & Information Analysis

November 17, 2008

OII DPSN Working Paper No. 9

Abstract:     
Originating as a study of the online news aggregator Digg, which relies on user ratings to determine which articles to put on the frontpage, this study evolved into a comprehensive survey of the online news aggregator space. This case study explores the conditions under which crowds are smart, analyzes the bias of several modes of information aggregation, and shows the risk of mob behaviour.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: distributed problem solving networks, internet, network, crowd sourcing, news aggregation, mobs, digg, problem solving, organization, knowledge, collaboration, digital networks, information sharing

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Date posted: January 8, 2009 ; Last revised: August 5, 2014

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Richter , Wolf and Escher, Tobias and Bray, David A., The Performance of Distributed News Aggregators (November 17, 2008). OII DPSN Working Paper No. 9 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1324462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1324462

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Wolf Richter
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
Tobias Escher
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom
David A. Bray (Contact Author)
National Defense University - Information Resources Management College ( email )
Washington, DC
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Emory University - Department of Decision & Information Analysis ( email )
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Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.fc.bus.emory.edu/~dbray/
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