OII DPSN Working Paper No. 9
29 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2009 Last revised: 5 Aug 2014
Date Written: November 17, 2008
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.
Keywords: distributed problem solving networks, internet, network, crowd sourcing, news aggregation, mobs, digg, problem solving, organization, knowledge, collaboration, digital networks, information sharing
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1324462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1324462