The Wisdom of Crowds

One of the dominating themes to the Atomic Network is our absolute dedication to serving our users and their needs. This isn’t just a fluffy marketing pitch. We hold fast in our beliefs that under many conditions communities are often smarter than the smartest people within them. We follow some basic rules:

– The diversity of healthy communities brings in different information
– Independence keeps people from being swayed by a single opinion leader
– People’s errors balance each other out
– Including all opinions guarantees that the results are “smarter” than if a single expert had been in charge

┬áIt’s fairly radical thinking in this day of SEO optimation rules, CPMs, and broad customer satisfaction trends. You can read more about it in James Surowiecki’s book The Wisdom of Crowds.