Tag Archives: Arts
August 15, 2012
Ever since we began helping the National Library of Finland correct mistakes in its old newspaper archive, I have noticed myself developing a slightly anti social interest in historical texts. I say ‘anti social’ because of its effect on conversation: what I have found is that while most people claim to be interested in history, the best way to get unwanted guests to leave …crowdsourcing, Don Draper, Downton Abbey, google, History, Mad Men, microtask, National Library of Finland, Ngram, Optical character recognition | Leave a comment
September 8, 2011
These days crowdsourcing is (more or less) an officially recognized industry. We’ve got books, conferences, and even a proper dictionary definition . But, until now, crowdsourcing has lacked one thing that every self-respecting industry needs: a glittering awards ceremony. Luckily, help is near.
This September, crowdsourcing news site The Daily Crowdsource has …
Tags: Arts business crowd crowdfunding crowdsourcing Dell Literature microwork Mobile phone Small businessArts, business, crowd, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, Dell, Literature, microwork, Mobile phone, Small business | Leave a comment
August 24, 2011
I’m about to share a shocking revelation. Seriously, sit down and hold on to something. Ready? Here goes: astonishingly, it turns out that a professional journalist who has worked for the New York Times and charges hundreds of dollars per article, can write better than freelance microworkers who charge $0.1 to $14 per task.
The man behind this “newsflash” is …
Tags: Adam Penenberg Alex Edelstein Arts crowd crowdsourcing Media microwork new york times Rupert Murdoch Writers ResourcesAdam Penenberg, Alex Edelstein, Arts, crowd, crowdsourcing, Media, microwork, new york times, Rupert Murdoch, Writers Resources | 3 Comments
June 13, 2011
… The Finnish Cultural Foundation is a private trust that was founded in the 1930s to promote arts and science. Like most idealistic young people, the Foundation’s organizers had strong principles but very little money. To solve this problem they turned to talkoot. Between 1937 and 1939 Foundation volunteers visited thousands of Finnish homes asking for small contributions. This early “crowdfunding” project raised over 10 million markka (about €1.7 million) mostly in small …Android, apple, crowd, crowdsourcing, Disability, distributed work, iPhone, microtask, microwork, research, Speech recognition, United States | 2 Comments
May 11, 2011
… blues are experienced by a huge range of companies and institutions: from law firms to arts organizations to government agencies. The problem is how do you digitize and structure tons of paper records without condemning brilliant employees to perform endless tedious tasks?
Crowd beats paper
From today, the solution is at hand. Microtask Forms is a service specifically created to digitize high volumes of paper forms, transforming them from groaning, overweight piles to slender …
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