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Stigmergy and the Web

Stigmergy and the Web
Quote: “Weblogs, Neighborhoods, and Google are all phenomena of the World-Wide Web. All of these are fairly new and they are all very powerful. Weblogs are successfully taking on large publishers on their fact checking. A minor shift in Googles ranking algorithms creates huge ripples. Warchalking swept through the web and onto street corners in a matter of days. Is there any connection between them? I want to convince you that they are all intertwingled, all the result of the same phenomenon, and that we have much more interesting and powerful phenomenon on the horizon.”
Comment: Good article emphasizing the social effect of blogging…specifically stigmergy (“two individuals interact indirectly when one of then modifies the environment and the other responds to the new environment at a later time. Such an interaction is an example of stigmergy.”)