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Read all about it! Crowd makes the news

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… let’s assume this is actually what journalists are paid to do, as opposed to just follow Charlie Sheen around with a microphone).

The future of churnalism?

There are some areas, however, where microtasked journalism could have a real impact. In recent years, content farms have become an online phenomenon. Controversial but incredibly successful, content farms specialize in churning out low-cost, search-engine-optimized articles. Currently, major players like Demand Media …

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Open Source Life

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… For a start, as anyone who clicked on the link to extra detail above will know (I prefer Charlie Brooker’s analysis ), this is not something a geeky school kid is going to be able to help out with from mom and dad’s garage. And of course, if efforts to find an antidote fail, we can’t simply flick the reset button (or depending on the situation throw the computer out of a six storey window, only feeling better when we hear the sound of it smashing on the street below).

But …

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How to build a unicorn-fan relationship with distributed work

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… sceptical. For them (if they are still in earshot) I bring out the big guns: the adventures of Charlie the Unicorn. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of this series are, in my humble, pro-unicorn opinion, among the most hilarious animations on YouTube. With their perverted nonsense, these episodes have attracted nearly 100 million viewers. (Move over Tea-Party!) You can now even buy handsome unicorn merchandise, or as I have, download delightful Charlie -flavored ringtones (to clarify the scale …