Reed’s law in several places #

It is the nature of mind to filter experience through the most recent or most strongly held concepts.

No wonder then that after (finally) coming across “Reed’s Law”:https://www.reed.com/Papers/GFN/reedslaw.html thanks to “this”:https://smartpei.typepad.com/robert_patersons_weblog/2004/08/reeds_law_and_t.html thought-provoking article by “Robert Paterson”:https://smartpei.typepad.com/ I shortly noticed these two:

  • Adina Levin in “describing”:https://alevin.com/weblog/archives/001477.html the recent “experiments”:https://alex.halavais.net/news/index.php?p=794 to test Wikipedia’s resilience spots that the real power of Wikipedia’s “defensive techniques”:https://frassle.rura.org/wikipediaShowsIts lies in the effect they have of turning the site into a warren of virtual neighborhoods

  • In [bliki]Building Public Value[/bliki] the “BBC”:https://www.bbc.co.uk/ is seeking to link its strategy with the greater public good in support of the argument for Charter Renewal. A lot of the BBC document talks about the power of that unique organisation to build a sense of community amongst various parts of the British population (an example of an activity that specifically stimulates group-forming would be “iCan”:https://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ican/). Could this strategic direction be the best example yet of a broadcast-based organisation learning to tap the power of “Reed’s Law”:https://www.reed.com/Papers/GFN/reedslaw.html ??

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Julian Elve
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