Steve Mallett, and thousands of raving-mad Diggers

I’m not going to wax much on this whole issue from the “did he or didn’t he copy code” pseudo-scandal (for the record, he didn’t really). But I saw an O’Reilly Radar post from this morning that contained a very interesting and accurate quote:

This is a classic Web 2.0 problem: it’s hard to aggregate the wisdom of the crowd without aggregating their madness as well.

I promise you that this is going to start becoming more of an issue. For all of the supposed “wisdom” that a crowd may have, there will always lurk an individual leaning toward the “Hive Mind.” Let’s not forget this and other cautions as the new media continues to drool over the promise of Web2.0.