It seems that MIT has an entire Center for Collective Intelligence, launched in fall ’06. Their basic research question is:
How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?
They observe the recent influence of entities like Google and Wikipedia, and suggest that the time is ripe for more collaborative online systems.
And they even have their own wiki.
But, on a closer look…we have one leg up on ’em after all: looks like they haven’t figured out RSS feeds yet. Guess we’d better keep publishing, after all!
Thanks for the tip, Cam.