The Ignorance Of The Crowds: IMDB Gets Dark Knighted

Dark Knight was a great movie, But nowhere near the greatest movie of all time. (Brando v. Ledger is no contest.) That’s what Dark Knight fanboys on IMDB have rated it. They have also voted down The Godfather from its perch at #1 to move Dark Knight to the top.

Yesterday I noted new forms of crowdsourcing in the planning of a restaurant. The IMDB example shows how the “wisdom of the crowds,” a key tenet for many Web 2.0 companies, is a system that can still be gamed. The out-of-control crowd was most famously seen in the Digg-DVD code affair.

<via CNET>

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