The term you may not have heard of, for a practice you probably engage in daily is "crowdsourcing." It's when people share data through our connected world.Like when you use the gas buddy app to share a low price with your fellow motorists or your phone shares information about your location on the road and how traffic is flowing.
"Now you add up tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands or millions of people that have that device on and you get this network of people telling something, some bit of knowledge, where the traffic is," said Dr. Albert Lin of National Geographic Explorer.
Dr. Albert Lin uses crowdsourcing to recruit volunteers to look at satellite photos of Mongolia in the search for the tomb of Genghis Khan.
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