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Rate me baby one more time: crowdsourcing the perfect song

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… anyway). The same song can mean different things to different people, with infectious tracks like Britney Spears’ ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ managing to be both the all-time most requested song on US radio as well as an instrument of torture used at Guantanamo Bay (along with ‘I Love You,’ the theme from Barney the Dinosaur, which would make me crack within seconds).

Thanks to the internet, we now have access to more music than ever before, and unless we’re trapped in a …

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Crowdfunding donations: Is giving me your money a good idea?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

When people ask me “What’s your dream holiday?” I usually lie to them. I say some exotic holiday destination that makes me sound normal. I don’t say space or the moon or the bottom of the sea, because I’m nervous it might make me sound like a dreamer or full of myself. Which I am (not).

But the truth is I am a lot like Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher and James …

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The truth is out there

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… mass, we can counter the effects of misinformation.” To me this is like saying because a Britney Spears album sold millions of copies worldwide, it is automatically worth listening to.

Apparently the system has some countermeasures for this problem. The website states “Accuracy of the article is verified or refuted by members of the crowd. These evaluations are not counted equally; HowTru weighs each evaluation according to the credibility earned by the evaluator in the …

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