Impressive compilation of examples of Social Machines was presented today by David De Roure during his keynote at the CrowdSem2013 workshop.
“The future is Big Data and Big Social… and with increasing automation. Think about Semantic Web plus Social Machines for tomorrow’s knowledge infrastructure: policy, provenance, composition, social objects.”
The Theory, Practice, Design and Construction of Social Machines are emerging areas of study.
Summarizing it all in a knowledge infrastructure. “You are knowledge infrastructure and Social Machines designers… it may be useful to think about your projects in terms of Social Machines”