Participatory Sensing starts from Web 2.0

A first step towards participatory sensing (pdf). Commissioned by the Cabinet Office, a report, called The Power of Information, aimed to find out more about Web 2.0 tools and communities to see how the government can get involved to help Britons make the most of this “new pattern of information creation and use”. (bbc news)

2 Responses to “Participatory Sensing starts from Web 2.0”

  1. The next report may be called The Power of Recommendation. To see why, consider the comment by Frog Design (a trend watcher consultancy) reported in the lastest Chris Anderson’s book (The Long Tail):

    We are leaving the Information Age and entering the Recommendation Age. Today information is ridiculously easy to get; you practically trip over it on the street. Information gathering is no longer the issue—making smart decisions based on the information is now the trick. . . . Recommendations serve as shortcuts through the thicket of information, just as my wine shop owner shortcuts me to obscure French wines to enjoy with pasta.

  2. neal says:

    sounds like great news for me :)