Monday, June 26, 2006

Human Trail in Cyberspace

"The future of computing is social computing," said Marc A. Smith, leader of the Community Technologies group at Microsoft Research, at the conference here. "The question is how do you harness the swarm."
Marc Smith is working on a project called Netscan to analyze Usenet discussion forums.
"What we're trying to do is show patterns of contribution to threaded conversation communities,"

We'll need these kind tools when the open peer review (Nature like initiatives) goes into the mainstream.

From an article (sub req) in Chronicle of Higher Education

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