Tag Archives: SMS
March 28, 2012
Unless you’re a solitary hermit with no Facebook friends, you’ll have seen the Kony 2012 film , which racked up an astonishing 70m hits in its first week. You may also have heard the criticisms of Invisible Children, the charity behind the film, and read the charity’s response to its critics.
Leaving aside these issues, the nature of the campaign and its enormous …
November 24, 2011
… by the famous Ushahidi platform) also allows residents to report sanitation problems via SMS and web forms. I guess now it’s up to governments and NGOs to actually do something with all that data.
My only issue with the (obviously worthy) Tandale project is what happens after the well-funded Western PhD student has packed-up his GPS and gone home? In other words, is the project sustainable?
Mark tackled this criticism in a recent blog post. He argues that by working with …
August 4, 2011
This year has been huge for gamification. Barely a day passes without another story about it in the media, with its champions enjoying so much exposure to the spotlight they had suntans long before summer. We were no exception. Here on the blog we’ve already covered the topic from several angles: sometimes with unashamed enthusiasm (for example here , here and here ) and …crowd, crowdsourcing, game design, game mechanics, games, Gamification, jane mcgonigal, microwork, new york times, Non-game, Video game, videogame | Leave a comment
June 16, 2011
As many of you will know, a few months ago Microtask and the National Library of Finland launched a project called Digitalkoot . Being the first Microtask-powered public service, Digitalkoot was a huge test for our crowdsourcing platform, the use of volunteers to complete microtasks, our ideas about gamification and rewards , and basically us as decent, upstanding …Adobe Photoshop, crowd, crowdsourcing, Finland, Fiverr, Los Angeles, microwork, music, Photoshop, Times Square, United States | 15 Comments
May 23, 2011
… sensitive data. Think of phone transcription, handwriting recognition, email address searches and SMS translation. There’s also the growing area of crowdsourced market research and product testing. What if someone in the crowd reveals your killer new mobile app (Moderately Irritated Frogs) to the folks at Rovio?
It’s up to individual distributed work platforms to figure out how to deal with data security. One option is simply to do nothing. This sophisticated …
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