Tag Archives: Touching the Void
December 17, 2010
One of the reoccurring complaints about our shiny, super-connected modern world is that everywhere has become a bit samey. From Moscow to L.A. it seems like everyone’s drinking Starbucks, eating pizza and tweeting about WikiLeaks from their iPhones.
Such generic experiences can lead previously well-adjusted people to suddenly book crazy adventure holidays trekking in the Sahara, or start spending …
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February 23, 2012
… army of workers diligently completing tasks and solving problems, it is understandable that the media sometimes treat crowdsourcing almost like a fairytale industry.
Recently, however, our friends at CrowdControl have begun to tear down our carefully cultivated air of magic and mystery with new research on the demographics of digital labor (I can handle losing a little mystique, but nobody better go anywhere near my special Microtask wizard’s hat). Some of the results do not …
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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