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Among the recommendations for improving disease cartography are the use of new crowdsourcing techniques to gather data, such as analyzing the content and frequency of Twitter messages about...
In Sri Lanka, in late December there were reports of 9 deaths due to swine flu in just one week, an amount that is unusually high. HealthMap continuously tracked those reports. So, HealthMap made...
video Distributed Knowledge
Disease and outbreak data is disseminated not only through formal online announcements by government agencies, but also through informal channels such as social networking sites, blogs, chat rooms,...
FluTrackers - a 501(c)(3)International Charity investigating infectious diseases.
Next month scientists from all over the world will be taking their passion to the masses to raise money for science.
Without these advances, Yonatan Grad and Bill Hanage’s proposed study (and other, earlier rapid E. coli O104:H4 sequencing projects such as those conducted by Beijing Genome Institute, Pacific...
While the game currently focuses on diagnosing malaria, the crowdsourcing and gaming-based platform could be adapted for a variety of other biomedical and environmental tasks, the researchers said....
Preen.Me aims to become the leading destination for all things beauty, transforming how women shop for beauty products.The site will provide everything from inspiration to personalized...
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation
Ardent fans and many industry veterans of the computer game industry advocate that the general lack of creativity in game development has caused a rippling effect that leaves leading and blooming game developers clinging to the hope of making the next “big come back” to wow gamers. Sadly, this has been far from reality for some; and in a world where only the best game developer gets to take home the bigger sales check, many have decided to blow open the doors of their own restricted environment to welcome a more democratic approach in game design.
The Planning App has been developed as an *off-the-shelf* solution, to allow developers and planning organisations to run planning consultations quickly and easily, providing information and...
Budget Simulator is a customisable web app, proven to consistently deliver high participation rates and meaningful results.
Budget Simulator works by letting participants:
With flu season in full swing many parts of the world, the folks at Sickweather hit on just the right time to launch their new website, which uses the crowdsourcing model to track the dreaded flu infection. The Sickweather team hopes that users will use this new software as a way to avoid catching flu this winter. We took a look at this new website to see what it’s all about.
Sickweather LLC, based in Baltimore, was co-founded and launched by three guys who grew up together in that area. They built the website as a way of getting a “perspective on when sickness bubbles up, where it travels and how it affects our lives.”
This guest post comes to Crowdsourcing.org from Brian Koles of ChallengePost, a platform for contests and competitions in software development and open government. He offers us half a dozen tips for conducting a public competition that will get results.
Making the most of gamification and input from the crowd, a number of platforms and applications are seeing if crowdsourcing can help make groundbreaking discoveries in the healthcare field. We highlight Foldit, Phylo, and a malaria diagnosing game from UCLA.
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding
In this Thursday edition of Crowd Coffee: another look at Duolingo; crowdsourcing a world health map; Offerpop taps into Pinterest community; Joseph Gordon-Levitt's crowdsourced TV channel; tips on making best use of crowdsourced design platforms; an overview of sharing economy regulations; crowdfunding scientific research; and investing in race horses in Britain.