Tag Archives: United States
April 18, 2012
… in North Africa and the Middle East last year. The rash of revolutions in these areas created new states in need of new constitutions (and probably tripled Bashar al-Assad’s life insurance premiums). As we have previously discussed, it’s nice to think that you can use the same suite of apps to help topple a tyrant or build a nation. Sadly, it also takes a lot more than a Facebook page to rebuild a whole country’s infrastructure: the efforts of the crowd in these regions had only …
Tags: Barack Obama Bashar al-Assad crowdsourcing Iceland Justin Bieber microtask microwork Scottish Assembly United States White HouseBarack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, crowdsourcing, Iceland, Justin Bieber, microtask, microwork, Scottish Assembly, United States, White House | 1 Comment
February 6, 2012
With its beautiful crumbling buildings and vintage motor cars, spicy culture and rich history, few countries excite the imagination like Cuba.
Over the Christmas break I visited this tiny island that occupies such a large place in world culture and history. Explaining the country of Castro is probably impossible, but triumphant Socialism or the white sandy beaches of …
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December 24, 2011
Looking back, this year seems set to enter the history books as a year of upheaval: from natural disasters such as the Japanese tsunami, to the economic turmoil in the EU and US, to the more positive chaos in the Middle East.
Amidst the booming tech industry, we at Microtask have often felt insulated from this turbulence. But mostly, we have felt like we were right there, in …
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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 …
Tags: Adobe Photoshop crowd crowdsourcing Finland Fiverr Los Angeles microwork music Photoshop Times Square United StatesAdobe Photoshop, crowd, crowdsourcing, Finland, Fiverr, Los Angeles, microwork, music, Photoshop, Times Square, United States | 15 Comments
June 13, 2011
Crowdsourcing is generally considered to be a modern invention. Like many people, I first came across the term in Jeff Howe’s 2006 article The Rise of Crowdsourcing . I was impressed by Jeff’s ideas, but reading the article I began to think: “somehow this concept sounds very familiar”.
Then I realized why. Crowdsourcing is really just a new name for a very old …
Tags: Android apple crowd crowdsourcing Disability distributed work iPhone microtask microwork research Speech recognition United StatesAndroid, apple, crowd, crowdsourcing, Disability, distributed work, iPhone, microtask, microwork, research, Speech recognition, United States | 2 Comments
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