Beneath its slick interface and crystal clear GPS-enabled vision of the world, Google Maps roils with local rivalries, score-settling, and deception.
The serious flaws with our tendency to think of crowds as sentient beings rather than groups of individuals.
2012/07/05: Crowdsourcing has been discovered by the corporate sector, The Economist tells us, as a great way to turn consumers into free labour. "Unsourcing", is the McKinsey-speak for the method pioneered by Wikipedia (and adopted by openDemocracy). But what are the system-wide implications of this move? Where will income to buy products come from once products are made by free labour? A bandwagon too far for the management consultants? Or the opportunity to think about the transformative politics necessary to sustain that world?
Yale Environment 360: Chinese social media and public pressure have pushed pollution up the agenda in Beijing, says environmentalist Ma Jun