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Can you crowdsource Christmas?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… “went mainstream.”

Okay, I’m not quite sure how we judge what’s mainstream (stuff Simon Cowell’s heard of maybe?) but it’s certainly true that this year, the crowdsourcing industry has been more productive than a factory of Santa’s elves on Red Bull.

All of which means there are now a huge number of crowdsourcing projects out there, and with it being Christmas – season of miracles, mistletoe and dubiously themed blog posts – I thought it was time to answer that …

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Faces in the crowd: how crowdsourcing can help people fit into society

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… hope now it might be possible to teach autistic people facial expressions. In fact, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge, has already produced The Mind Reading DVD, a comprehensive guide to reading facial expressions.

Of course we should celebrate our differences. But these developments – based on results obtained and verified by crowdsourcing – show that equally we should celebrate our similarities. After all, it’s these shared …

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