A Critical Review of Crowd-Scale Online Deliberation Technologies
10 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2015 Last revised: 3 May 2017
Date Written: August 28, 2015
This paper provides a short critical review of crowd-scale online deliberation support technology. It distinguishes five main types, including time-centric, topic-centric, question-centric, debate-centric, and argument centric, and outlines their strengths and weaknesses in terms of the comprehensiveness and quality of the content, as well as in terms of the ability to manage and harvest such deliberations.
Keywords: deliberation, crowds, collective intelligence
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