Create systems that are too bounded (dry) and we risk sucking the moisture from the human elements (the wet) that make real social innovation happen. Our challenge is finding the right balance between the controlled, stable environments that these new technologies afford and the self-organized, emergent and innovative environments needed to implement and scale our initiatives more effectively.
Why the case of a simple URL shortener’s demise and resurrection might have consequences for how we understand self-organization and community development
We can learn a lot from the Ansari X-Prize for space that can be applied to the woeful problems of eHealth.
Wikipedia contributions are starting to plateau in part because some of the qualities of a healthy, creative system are being eroded by changes in how posts are being edited and controlled.