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October 26, 2011
… © Photos by Hanna Sistek @Sistek
This year, crowdsourced journalism has really “hit the headlines”. From journalists crowdfunding their own investigations, to The Guardian newspaper crowdsourcing its editorial policy.
Of course, the biggest crowdsourced news scoop of 2011 is the Arab Spring. From Morocco to Bahrain, citizens risked their lives to film, tweet and blog real-time on-the-ground reports. In the West, over-excited tech commentators discussed the great …
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December 8, 2011
… we here at Microtask are pretty enthusiastic when it comes to crowdsourcing initiatives that have the power to make the world a better place.
This time last year, we wrote a blog about some crowdsourcing projects designed to improve our understanding of environmental issues, including climate change. Basically, while there were some good projects, we felt that the crowd had a lot more to offer. One year later, has much changed?
I can feel it coming, in the air tonight
If you’re a …
November 8, 2011
According to the latest UN figures, there are now over 7 billion people living on planet earth. In response, the world’s media has exploded with dire predictions of famine, war and climate disaster (and some great info-graphics ). Of course, in Finland over-population is hardly a major problem (except for reindeer and right-wing politicians ). But we’re probably as guilty as any Western nation when it …Africa, Asteroid, Bruce Willis, crowd, crowdsourcing, ESA, European Space Agency, foldit, Near-Earth object, Tenerife, Ushahidi | Leave a comment
October 18, 2011
As people everywhere continue to mourn the loss of Steve Jobs (mainly by buying yet another iPhone ), spare a thought for another recently departed tech visionary: Michael S Hart.
Like Jobs, Hart was a pioneer amongst geeks. Way back in 1971 (when “the Internet” had a grand total of 100 users) Hart founded Project Gutenberg, a non-profit enterprise to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. As a commenter …
August 29, 2011
If there was a top ten of crowdsourcing nations, Iceland would be the new number one. Back in June the small Northern state hit the (tech) headlines when politicians announced plans to crowdsource a new constitution. At first, I confess I was skeptical. In my experience government crowdsourcing projects are like Mars probes: there’s a massive launch, then six months later they mysteriously vanish without trace. But not this time. On July 29th Reykjavik …crowd, crowdsourcing, Facebook, Iceland, Icelanders, Jedi, microwork, Open government, Reykjavík, youtube | 1 Comment
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