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Wikipedia rolls out a completely redesigned mobile site, with an emphasis on type and readability
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Wikipedia is pushing typography more than anything else, explaining that it chose “new fonts for improved device compatibility, ease of scannability and reading, and, more generally, to better fit...

Benjamin FosselOct 24, 2012 11:54 pm GMT1496 views
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Wikipedia rolls out a completely redesigned mobile site, with an emphasis on type and readability
Flattr w/ Thingiverse, Readability, Demotix: Rewarding Creators and Crowdfunding [AUDIO]
video Crowdfunding

Flattr and their friends from Thingiverse, Readability and Demotix discussed rewarding creators and crowdfunding online. All teams are striving to enable users and participants to share their money...

Benjamin FosselSep 18, 2011 10:32 pm GMT5987 views
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Flattr w/ Thingiverse, Readability, Demotix: Rewarding Creators and Crowdfunding [AUDIO]
Wikipedia’s Next Big Thing: Wikidata, A Machine-Readable, User-Editable Database Funded By Google, Paul Allen And Others
document Distributed Knowledge

Wikidata, the first new project to emerge from the Wikimedia Foundation since 2006, is now beginning development. The organization, known best for its user-edited encyclopedia of knowledge...

Tonya Van Dijk Mar 30, 2012 12:25 pm GMT1423 views
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Wikipedia’s Next Big Thing: Wikidata, A Machine-Readable, User-Editable Database Funded By Google, Paul Allen And Others
Mechanical Turk, Low Wages, and the Market for Lemons

I recall a highly talked about presentation (although highly unconventional) by M. Six Silberman whereby he discussed the "Sellers' problems in human computation markets". The basic question: can we protect the workers there from exploitation and from sweatshop salaries? Luis von Ahn posted a similar post on his blog. In the comments of the blog post, someone suggested that the low wages on Mechanical Turk is simply the result of high supply of workers and low demand for their work however I argue that what Amazon Mechanical Turk is today is a market for lemons, following the terminology of Akerlof's famous paper, for which he got the 2001 Nobel prize.

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Panos IpeirotisApr 21, 2011 11:21 pm GMT6588 views
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Practical Crowdsourcing for Civic Engagement
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

We tried to make this whitepaper readable for both those in government looking to solve an engagement problem, and those consultants that work in engagement and consultation that are interested in...

Paul DombowskyJun 23, 2011 10:23 pm GMT3257 views
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Practical Crowdsourcing for Civic Engagement
Imagining the Built Works Registry
document Distributed Knowledge

The simplest answer to the question “Why a Built Works Registry?” is: Persistent and reliable shared identifiers and the infrastructure to host human and machine readable endpoints that contain the...

Archenette EvangelioJul 04, 2011 09:59 am GMT1095 views
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Imagining the Built Works Registry
Estimating the Helpfulness and Economic Impact of Product Reviews: Mining Text and Reviewer Characteristics
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Some of the findings in this study are as follows: - an increase in the average subjectivity of reviews is associated with an increase in sales for products; - some products like digital...

Fritz SchaeferAug 22, 2011 04:18 am GMT1321 views
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Estimating the Helpfulness and Economic Impact of Product Reviews: Mining Text and Reviewer Characteristics
WikEmerg
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

WikEmerg aspires to be the Practice Community for Emergency Medicine Educators and Learners. By design WikEmerg is a curated repository of EM resources available on the web. Rather than...

Benjamin FosselOct 12, 2011 12:08 am GMT2028 views
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WikEmerg
White House Harnesses Crowdsourcing
document Distributed Knowledge

There are currently thousands of unique federal .gov domains and websites. And supporters of the anti-waste campaign plan to halve the number of .gov websites over the next year. Suggestions...

Harshida PatelOct 17, 2011 06:57 pm GMT1337 views
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White House Harnesses Crowdsourcing
SpeakerText: serious about subtitles
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SpeakerText breaks the transcription process into a series of crowd and machine based tasks. First, speech-recognition software splits a video into 10-second chunks. These chunks are then (no...

Fiona MaresOct 29, 2011 01:07 pm GMT1453 views
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SpeakerText: serious about subtitles
Human Flesh Search Engines
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

Around the edges of these intelligent face-spotting networks,analog countermeasures such as hoodies,hats and burkhas have been deployed for as long as people have been concerned about their...

Fiona MaresNov 14, 2011 01:28 am GMT1669 views
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Human Flesh Search Engines
Work in Progress: The Data Digitizer
document Tools

Back in July of this year a crowd of coders, scientists and new media artists gathered in Berlin for the Open Science Workshop at OKCon. One of the projects to come out of this gathering was the...

Harshida PatelNov 18, 2011 08:08 am GMT1262 views
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Work in Progress: The Data Digitizer
An Open Innovation Toolbox
document Open Innovation

The Obama Administration’s innovation agenda is aimed at finding, testing, and scaling new ideas that change the way government conducts business and delivers services through engagement with the...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 20, 2012 03:19 am GMT2609 views
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An Open Innovation Toolbox
How to Get Started with PaperCritic (and Why You’d Want To)
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PaperCritic could become an effective tool for crowdsourcing insight and reviews into journal articles that normally doesn’t happen as a part of the formal peer review process.

Jason RobbinsFeb 23, 2012 01:41 pm GMT1596 views
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How to Get Started with PaperCritic (and Why You’d Want To)
Ephesoft Announces Technology Alliance with Microtask By Javor Plazar on Mar 1, 2012 in Featured, Technology News, United States
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“Microtask’s technology connects real human vision, crowdsourced instantanteously from anywhere in the world, to augment Ephesoft’s OCR capabilities. This way Ephesoft can solve the challenges of...

Claire MackayMar 01, 2012 10:40 am GMT2231 views
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Ephesoft Announces Technology Alliance with Microtask By Javor Plazar on Mar 1, 2012 in Featured, Technology News, United States
Ephesoft Announces Technology Alliance with Microtask
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"The combination of Ephesoft’s automated ‘mailroom classification’ and intelligent server-based data extraction with Microtask’s creative approach to manual keying gives our customers the...

Adam FrazerMar 01, 2012 12:42 pm GMT2749 views
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Ephesoft Announces Technology Alliance with Microtask
How Ushahidi Deals With Data Hugging Disorder
document Distributed Knowledge

It takes the following to bridge open data and open government: *Community building - Co-working spaces allow policy makers, developers and civic hackers to congregate, have conversations, and...

Fritz SchaeferApr 20, 2012 11:47 pm GMT1194 views
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How Ushahidi Deals With Data Hugging Disorder
Congressman Issa Launches Direct Democracy Technology Lab, Seeks Developers
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The technology isn’t built yet, and Issa will be looking for savvy developers who know how to parse legislative text into a readable format, as well as build out user experience. Perhaps most...

Harshida PatelJun 12, 2012 03:00 am GMT779 views
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Congressman Issa Launches Direct Democracy Technology Lab, Seeks Developers
Kickstarter signifies the beginning of a crowdfunding revolution
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Japan needs to build a bilingual Kickstarter site. Kickstarter only accepts projects from America and is only readable in English. But the Japanese game industry is probably the most receptive to...

Rebecca GutierrezJun 28, 2012 02:52 am GMT1302 views
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Kickstarter signifies the beginning of a crowdfunding revolution
Wordy
site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

Wordy is a professional copy-editing and proofreading service that optimises the accuracy and readability of content – from Fortune 500 business reports to academic texts and website copy. Wordy...

Anders SchepelernJul 05, 2012 10:45 am GMT1890 views
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Wordy
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