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On crisis mapping, crowdsourcing and online volunteering for development
document Distributed Knowledge

The main advantages of the combination of online volunteering, crowdsourcing and crisis mapping lie in the ability to process large amounts of data from affected populations in real-time and...

Fritz SchaeferJun 12, 2012 08:35 am GMT897 views
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On crisis mapping, crowdsourcing and online volunteering for development
Understanding Crowdsourcing (Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online Activities)
document Distributed Knowledge

A PhD dissertation, "Understanding Crowdsourcing" by Irma Borst sub-titled "Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online activities, was...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 05, 2011 02:32 pm GMT12322 views
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Understanding Crowdsourcing (Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online Activities)
Studies and Research Regarding Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering
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The list encourage more research and to share what is available, as well as to show how various research has helped with the development of resources to support online volunteering.

Fritz SchaeferMay 14, 2011 04:36 pm GMT2065 views
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Studies and Research Regarding  Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering
Online Mapping Shows Potential to Transform Relief Efforts
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

A new report says that the potential of online mapping to transform humanitarian services will not be realized without better coordination and communication between digital volunteers and veteran...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 29, 2011 01:21 am GMT1795 views
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Online Mapping Shows Potential to Transform Relief Efforts
How the Peace Corps is Building a Community of Volunteers Online
document Distributed Knowledge

The NPCA’s online platforms can serve as a way for former volunteers to share their common experience during and after their service. “We’ve usually got about 4,000 people in our ‘Future Peace...

Adam FrazerJan 30, 2012 12:20 am GMT1322 views
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How the Peace Corps is Building a Community of Volunteers Online
Volunteer Transcribers Put Millions of Pages Online
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Modern volunteers are probably more comfortable than their monastic brethren were. They can work anywhere there's an Internet connection and they can stop any time. But transcription still...

Marco TorquatiFeb 06, 2012 11:35 pm GMT1273 views
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Volunteer Transcribers Put Millions of Pages Online
Broadcasters don’t want to put campaign ad data online, so ProPublica pitches work-around
document Distributed Knowledge

ProPublica decided that reporters and citizens should take matters into their own hands. Instead of waiting for broadcasters and the FCC to figure things out, ProPublica is crowdsourcing a...

Jason RobbinsMar 23, 2012 09:15 am GMT1878 views
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Broadcasters don’t want to put campaign ad data online, so ProPublica pitches work-around
May 18th Citizen Archivist Program
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This free public program will feature Darla Adams from Ancestry.com’s World Archives Project, Matt Knutzen from the New York Public Library’s “Map Warper” project, and Jessica Zelt from the US...

Pablo BracciniMay 18, 2011 08:32 am GMT1823 views
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May 18th Citizen Archivist Program
Matchmaking services for scientists, citizen volunteers
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It was the increasing popularity of ScienceforCitizens.net—more than 10,000 visitors per month—that convinced Cavalier there was a need for a more robust way to connect scientists with citizens,...

Benjamin FosselNov 13, 2011 02:39 pm GMT1867 views
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Matchmaking services for scientists, citizen volunteers
'Micro-volunteering' lets employees donate their time to nonprofits in short intervals
document Distributed Knowledge

Micro-volunteerism is a relatively new workplace trend but is already becoming a powerful "employee engagement" tool, some human resources managers say. Target, Kraft Foods, IBM,...

Adam FrazerMay 19, 2012 10:15 pm GMT946 views
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'Micro-volunteering' lets employees donate their time to nonprofits in short intervals
New site offers volunteers opportunities
document Distributed Knowledge

VolunteerSquare.org consolidates volunteer opportunities in the Fairfield County area and allows volunteers to sign up online. "Technology is bringing us closer and closer together but on...

Adam FrazerJun 13, 2012 01:31 pm GMT760 views
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New site offers volunteers opportunities
1940 Census Project 75-Percent Complete
document Distributed Knowledge

"By the world’s standards, this census effort has been an enviable example of “crowdsourcing” (the industry buzzword for the “many hands makes light work” philosophy). For us, it is another...

Claire MackayJul 01, 2012 01:52 am GMT1170 views
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1940 Census Project 75-Percent Complete
USAID Development Data Available on ArcGIS Online
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USAID's GeoCenter worked in cooperation with the agency's Development Credit Authority (DCA) to identify a global dataset of approximately 117,000 records to map and make available to...

Fritz SchaeferAug 13, 2012 03:37 pm GMT895 views
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USAID Development Data Available on ArcGIS Online
Help Is At Hand As Telefonica Makes Its First Wayra-Incubated Investment: Taskhub, A TaskRabbit For Volunteers (And Making Money)
article Cloud Labor

Taskhub, like crowdsourcing site-TaskRabbit in the U.S. and Milk.ly in Europe, is part of the collaborative consumption trend, in the case of these three, an online marketplace that lets users...

Pablo BracciniJan 10, 2013 12:41 pm GMT2606 views
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Help Is At Hand As Telefonica Makes Its First Wayra-Incubated Investment: Taskhub, A TaskRabbit For Volunteers (And Making Money)
How to fight corruption with online tools: best practice from Morocco
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Unlike other timely crowdsourcing efforts like crisis mapping or election monitoring where volunteers contribute their time and skills, fighting corruption is a long-term fight. The energy and the...

Jayne AnnMay 10, 2013 10:00 am GMT2709 views
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How to fight corruption with online tools: best practice from Morocco
Volunteer Match
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VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit,...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 20, 2011 02:22 am GMT1512 views
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Volunteer Match
Crowd Sourcing: How to Tap Effectively in an Online Resource Pool
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The study results also have important implications for organisers of online communities regarding the effective application of reward systems. It also forms the basis of a crowd sourcing...

Tonya Van Dijk Mar 04, 2011 09:06 am GMT2365 views
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Crowd Sourcing: How to Tap Effectively in an Online Resource Pool
The case for and against crowdsourcing (part 2)

In the first part of this article I described which types of crowdsourcing currently exist and the benefits of crowdsourcing. In part two, I now explore some of the drawbacks of crowdsourcing.

 

There are a number of key issues to consider when conducting a crowdsourcing project that have the potential to materially impact the outcome. The potential drawbacks of crowdsourcing often stem from the fact that in crowdsourcing initiatives, online volunteers instead of companies own staff members are executing the work. The use of ‘outside’ workers can present some challenges which I'm going to explore accross the following areas to highlight the potential drawbacks of working with crowds.

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Irma BorstMar 04, 2011 07:29 pm GMT4977 views
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Nabuur
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Nabuur.com is an online volunteering platform that links Neighbours (online volunteers) with Villages (local communities) in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Neighbours and local communities learn...

Fritz SchaeferJul 02, 2011 03:12 pm GMT1239 views
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Nabuur
Humanity Road
site Distributed Knowledge / Emergency Response

Humanity Road, Inc is an organization comprised of everyday people and professionals from all over the world. Their volunteers are highly skilled in the use of online tools and resources...

Luis Enrique MoralesAug 11, 2011 07:19 am GMT952 views
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Humanity Road
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