Tag Archives: Batman

Can crowdsourcing be used as a tool for evil?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… programming to announce his intent to blow up a hospital unless somebody kills the guy who knows Batman’s identity.

When I first saw this, I remember thinking: this is clever. The Joker’s ultimatum was not your typical ransom note or threat; something covert sent to the family of a rich kidnapping victim, or phoned into a school. In actuality, it was a perverse form of crowdsourcing: “I’m appealing to the community to do something terrible on my behalf, or I’m going to kill …

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Every murder draws a crowd: Homicide Watch DC

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… them. In fact, the website isn’t really about fighting crime (that’s for professionals, and Batman), but more about commenting on it, remembering it and making it accessible to the public.

A new beat for journalism

What makes Homicide Watch significant (aside from its motives, which are unquestionable) is what it might mean for journalism. Editor Laura Amico has described Homicide Watch as data-driven beat reporting built on a framework. This model – gathering data from the …

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Summer Blockbuster, in cinemas now: The Document Processing Knight Rises

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… processing, and banish those paper forms you hate, forever.

Ok, the animation is not quite Batman, but it does describe how our incredimagic team of oracles and sorcerers thinkers and engineers managed to triumph over the traditional impediments to document processing. Enjoy the magic of cinema, and give us some social media love!

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Small Change, Big Difference

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Man making an appearance at the box office). But it might just be micropayments that bring Batman to your iPhone. This is because it is micropayments that have monetized the personal App industry, incentivising creative programmers to develop the Apps.

The problem with many of the Apps, is that although they’re fun, they’re also pretty useless. Most people are not prepared to pay much for them. This means that the price has to be low and the transaction easy. This is fine for …