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Posts about Wisdom of Crowds

Examples of the Wisdom of Crowds in Daily Life

Recently I wrote an article for A List Apart, the site for people who make websites, on applying the Wisdom…

Design for the Wisdom of Crowds

Yesterday I gave a fun talk at SXSW. Here are a few photos. As promised, here are the slides. Related…

Video of Me @ FOWD

Last month I presented at Future of Web Design 2008 NYC. Now the Carson folks have put the video online.…

Meaning-Making Machines

Grandma Powazek once told me why she stopped making cucumber salad. She’d been chopping cucumbers when her hands started to…

No Spectators

It’s difficult to remember now, but there was a time when companies looked at the internet and made a ponderous…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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