Spigit – combining mathematics, technology, and subject matter experts to add relevance to online communities, for the purpose of elevating good ideas and good people.

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– Spigit brings advanced metrics to social networking to create truly relevant ways of measuring user reputation and contribution.
– Spigit&#8217-s metrics give the best and brightest people and ideas a chance to shine, rather than relying on simple thumb&#8217-s up/thumb&#8217-s down measurements.
User reputation and expert rankings determine how much &#8220-weight&#8221- a person&#8217-s votes receive. Spigit&#8217-s calculations of conversation levels, buzz and weighted ratings result in a true measure of value.

Can Spigit harvest the wisdom of crowds? Probably yes.

Previous blog posts by Chris F. Masse:

  • Robin Hanson wants to rule the world —just as CEOs and heads of states do for a living.
  • Predictify got funded… Great for those who will be hired… But is it a good thing, overall?
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb likens modern-day financial markets to medicine in the 1800s, when going to a hospital in London or Paris multiplied your risk of death by four times, he says. Similarly, quants increase risk by deploying flawed financial tools designed to reduce it, he argues.
  • TradeSports-InTrade — Check Deposits
  • BetFair Australia fought for free trade across Australian state boundaries… and won.

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