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May 18, 2011
What do Madonna, the Chinese Government and crowdsourcing all have in common? Answer: a complex and sometimes controversial relationship with the developing world.
Take the much quoted statistic that 33% of workers on Mechanical Turk are located in India. It sounds impressive, right? Thousands of people in a developing country using Mechanical Turk to earn some much needed extra rupees. But according to a recent study by Microsoft …
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March 17, 2011
… crowd you can understand why. Deprived of broadband, the opposition has shown that in the age of crowdsourcing, a cell phone can be a megaphone (if you add a burning sense of injustice and a little help from Twitter, Google and CNN).
Alive and tweeting
In the early days of the Libyan revolt there were no foreign journalists on the ground (presumably because the worldâ€™s media was still camped out in Cairo). As the fighting spread, citizens turned to web and mobile technology to get …
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January 31, 2011
… ourselves on upholding this ignoble tradition with our â€śconstructive criticismâ€ť of state-run crowdsourcing efforts (see here and here, oh and here ).
In the West, government corruption â€“ whether itâ€™s the influence of lobbying groups or the latest WikiLeaks scandal â€“ is certainly a hot topic. But spare a thought for the billion or so citizens of India. On the subcontinent, corruption isnâ€™t confined to news reports but exists at every level of society: a real and unwelcome …
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January 10, 2011
… But perhaps itâ€™s time to think again when it comes to non-professionals. Jeff Howe, one of crowdsourcingâ€™s founding fathers, certainly thinks so. In his recent book Crowdsourcing: Why the power of the crowd is driving the future of business, Howe devotes a whole chapter to the valuable role played by amateurs through history. Looking back nearly 400 years, he discusses how the â€śgentleman scientistsâ€ť of the 17th century collaborated, by mail, to form a major scientific …
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December 21, 2010
Here at Microtask we really believe crowdsourcing works. Ever since we started as a business, weâ€™ve not only worked to develop our own company vision, but also tried to reach out, engage with and promote the services of our friends and competitors. Why? Because we believe the more active businesses in the crowdsourcing ecosystem are, the more the ecosystem will grow and flourish.
From our T-shirt design competition with 99 …
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