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Google Moderator – harnessing the wisdom of the crowds, Google style


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Google has just introduced a new service in the Google Labs called Google Moderator. Simple idea, provide a web space where anyone can post a question, idea or topic and let the public vote, comment or suggest relevant responses. There’s a big handy vote button which gives you community moderation, and there are also private moderation facilities to manage trolls etc.

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It’s a great idea, and the type of thing that only a company like Google would think of dumping out on the Web for free (and without promotion). Check out the ‘Series’ I created, called ‘Should there be an Internet Commons?’ And while you’re there give it a vote, why doncha? Heh. Fascinating.

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  * Let your audience decide. Get to know your audience by letting them decide which questions, suggestions or ideas interest them most. * Everyone’s voice is heard. The voting box at the top of page focuses attention on submissions recently added and on the rise, making it simple and easy to participate. * Be creative. Include people in your preparation for lectures, interviews and hard decisions or work together to organize feature requests and brainstorm new ideas.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



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