Towards a Model for Collective Intelligence, Emergence and Individual Motivation in the Web 2.0
In this paper we sketch out a two-way-path from the general definition of collective intelligence to the specific usage of collective intelligence in ‘corporate web 2.0’ and back again. On the one hand we argue for a better formal underpinning of the connection of micro-level activities and macro-level emergents in the context of collective intelligence. On the other hand we reason that explicit consideration of examples from the web 2.0 in the discussion of collective intelligence will lead to better models of collective intelligence if done systematically. We propose a first step towards a model that could help to understand emergence and individual motivation in collective intelligence systems.