I continue here with sharing examples of what communities of choice are capable of versus the mystifying term called - wisdom of the crowds. Please see various examples in my blog on this subject.
The Wired just published an article in their Danger Room that shares methods for internet users who are interested in speaking and acting against the current Iranian regime. The user can employ simple methods to attack the Iranian governments websites. See details here.
I find this fascinating - at the same time I see the self organization of such communities of choice to be driving us towards new paradigms of "choice", refining the perception versus reality debate of marketing. In a perfect world... one would not have to choose!