Summary: Internet "sleuths" pick up a scathing analysis of Sir Stanford's multi-billion dollar funds, which allegedly leads to the mainstream press getting hold of it and then, presto!, the SEC launches a criminal investigation and arrests Stanford. Expect more of the same.
Most of us know about the phenomenon---the thus far successful phenomenon---of "crowd-sourcing." For example, it is used by large corporations to solve R&D problems. The "wisdom of the crows" has also given us Wikis, especially Wikipedia.
Now, a new form of crowd-sourcing arises. Obviously, it is not on a scale of any of the examples above, but it may yet have its financial and social benefits. Bloggers as sleuths---at least ones that get the word out enough that someone other than other bloggers notice.