Insight vs Crowdsight

The origin of perspective, whether from within the confines of the individual-self or sourced from the collective selves, should ideally be irrelevant. The perspective should be all that matters. But the means and techniques of identifying, collating and harnessing these perspectives vary based on their origin.

In thinking about these terms the individual perspective could be captured by the word ‘Insight’ defined as …..

But the opposite of this term ‘Outsight’ could not, at least to me, sufficiently capture the sense of a collective perspective.

And so I coin this term Crowdsight, defined as the cognition of multiple perspectives originated from outside the individual self. Especially relevant when studying bottom-up systems and their behaviours, web 2.0 style folksonomy/tagsonomy and SemanticWeb type systems etc.

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