Influx M2: Smart Mobs’ Howard Rheingold On Enlightened Self Interest

Influx M2: Smart Mobs’ Howard Rheingold On Enlightened Self Interest
Guy Brighton
  • 29 september 2005

He argues that systems like the eBay Seller & Buyer reputation overcomes a classic economic issue called ‘The Prisoner’s Dilema’ where two prisoners accused of the collaborating in a crime but sat in separate cells are likely to do more harm to each other’s chances before the judge because they don’t know what the other one is thinking. eBay provides information on two parties that allows a sense of trust to build.

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