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Caught on Camera: the crowd calls the shots

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… hours on Google maps trying to get Street View in Outer Mongolia.

But, thanks to film director Kevin MacDonald, help is at hand for those afflicted with globalization frustration. Clearly not immune to the travel bug himself (credits include the Ugandan based Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void, set in the Peruvian Andes), for his latest film Kevin has chosen to sit back and let the crowd show him a whole new world.

A 5000 hour day later

Life In A Day is a feature length …

Tags: crowd crowdsourcing crowdsourcing platform distributed work Feature film iPhone Kevin MacDonald Life In A Day Outer Mongolia Touching the Void Wikileaks youtube


7 degrees of failure: Is the power of the crowd overrated?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… today is a flat and shrinking global village (with a long tail), where everyone is friends with Kevin Bacon. Those of us who spend our time immersed in the hyper-connected world that crowdsourcing inhabits find this all very plausible. But how true is it, really? Is the world a village where anonymity (or avoiding Kevin Bacon and Joseph Kony ) is now impossible?

Last month’s TAG Challenge, suggests we are not there, just yet. The TAG Challenge was a real-life crowdsourced gaming …

Tags: business camera crowdsourcing Geocaching Indian Ocean Johnny Depp Joseph Kony Kevin Bacon London microtask microwork


Reaching for the stars

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… to making mistakes, multiple independent evaluations ensure results both accurate and helpful.

Kevin Schawinski, a member of Oxford University’s astrophysics department, said “Whether you spend five minutes, 15 minutes or five hours using the site your contribution will be invaluable.” And there has been no shortage of people interested in helping out. In its first year running, more than 50 million classifications were provided, from almost 150,000 people.

Many projects are …

Tags: crowdsourcing Galaxy Zoo Hanny Van Arkel Kevin Schawinski

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