P2P friends, here a topic on self-organizing. Currently I am trying to define this theme by making a list of themes that overlap self-organizing somewhere, and help to define the theme seen from an online collaborative point of view.
Self-organizing to me can be a system that is highly adaptive, flexible and 'bottom-up'. When seen from an online collaborative point of view I tend to think of empowerment and rules of engagement.
Of course Wikipedia can be seen as a self-organizing system where online collaboration is taking place. This is a great example that we all know. But what can be learnt from that? How did it become what it is today? Is it because of self-organizing, or where there some rules agreed upon that made it happen?
I'd like to be inspired by your thougths on this subject. Thanks, Bas.