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June 18, 2012
… our dream, at least.
Today, my friends, that day has finally come. The book is called Short Stories about Tiny Tasks . In it you will find tales of industrious moles, gamified worlds and the kind of feel-good co-operation not seen since the hippie revolution of the 1960s. Each story highlights a different, surprising aspect of crowdsourcing, and reveals the incredible range of applications for collective reasoning, gamification and human computing.
To start with, we have partnered …
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November 26, 2012
… More than a hundred people are murdered in the US capital every year. That’s a huge number of stories, requiring an awful lot of information.
This information is partly official reports and court documents, but much of it comes from the crowd. Using social media and the help of the friends, families and neighbors of victims (and suspects), Homicide Watch puts together a lucid portrait of every homicide.
A database for the dead
Homicide Watch isn’t organized like a typical …
November 9, 2012
… Their depressing conversations about local unemployment rates may soon become uplifting success stories.3d printing, crowdsourcing, Freelancer | 9 Comments
September 27, 2012
… of the most useful apps – Google Maps – with a half-baked Apple version. All over the world stories are emerging of problems with the service, including woefully incorrect directions to destinations, confusion over place names, plus the absence of public transport information. Not since Deep Impact have so many landmarks been found underwater. (Check the Amazing IOS6 Maps Tumblr for screenshots of some absurd results from here in Helsinki.)
That’s possibly where we, the …
September 17, 2012
… stunning and packing a real punch under the cover, the original hardcopy version of Short Stories About Tiny Tasks made a real splash when we released it last year (at least when it fell in the bath).
But on Wednesday, the future became reality. Now, thanks to Publification.com, Short Stories About Tiny Tasks, a collection of our favorite Microtask blogs, is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle Store and iBooks (see sidebar for more links).
As expected, …
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