Chapter 1. Understanding collective intelligence

This chapter covers
  • The basics of collective intelligence
  • How collective intelligence manifests itself in web applications
  • Building user-centric applications using collective intelligence
  • The three forms of intelligence: direct, indirect, and derived

Web applications are undergoing a revolution.

In this post-dot-com era, the web is transforming. Newer web applications trust their users, invite them to interact, connect them with others, gain early feedback from them, and then use the collected information to constantly improve the application. Web applications that take this approach develop deeper relationships with their users, provide more value to users who return more often, and ultimately ...

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