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California Citizen Seismologists Become Volunteer Quake Catchers
document Distributed Knowledge

Across the Bay Area, volunteers like Carl Holzwarth are signing up to help develop the world's largest, low-cost strong motion seismic network. A Silicon Valley engineer -- and seismology...

Fiona MaresAug 06, 2011 09:06 am GMT1438 views
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California Citizen Seismologists Become Volunteer Quake Catchers
Volunteers and Algorithms Need Training to Find MH370
article Distributed Knowledge

The experience with crowdsourcing maps from satellite imagery in the ORCHID and Collabmap projects, has shown that such large crowdsourcing efforts require the use of a combination of human...

Jayne AnnMar 14, 2014 12:44 pm GMT529 views
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Volunteers and Algorithms Need Training to Find MH370
Parabon Launches Crowdsourcing Initiative to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease with Computing Capacity Donated By Concerned Citizens
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The CAAD software infrastructure, which is powered by idle, otherwise wasted computing--capacity of potentially thousands of computers – ranging in power from laptops to Linux clusters–-the...

Pablo BracciniApr 18, 2014 12:23 pm GMT1581 views
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Parabon Launches Crowdsourcing Initiative to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease with Computing Capacity Donated By Concerned Citizens
Five Powerful Examples of Crowdsourcing Systems
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

If two heads are better than one, what about a million heads. Crowdsourcing is distributing work to thousands and millions of workers, either for payment or volunteer service.

Luis Enrique MoralesDec 18, 2010 03:19 pm GMT3703 views
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Five Powerful Examples of Crowdsourcing Systems
Quake-Catcher Network
site Distributed Knowledge / Emergency Response

The Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) is a collaborative initiative for developing the world's largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to...

Fiona MaresAug 06, 2011 09:47 am GMT4964 views
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Quake-Catcher Network
Search for Universe's Origin, Elusive Particles Via LHC@home
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LHC@home is just one of the numerous projects and events organized by the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, which is a partnership between CERN, UNITAR, and the University of Geneva. Its goal is to...

Sebastian BlancaAug 13, 2011 12:12 pm GMT1920 views
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Search for Universe's Origin, Elusive Particles Via LHC@home
LHC@home
site Distributed Knowledge / Citizen Science

LHC@home is a platform for volunteers to help physicists develop and exploit particle accelerators like CERN's Large Hadron Collider, by contributing spare processing capacity on their home...

Tim SatterthwaiteAug 14, 2011 09:38 am GMT1041 views
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LHC@home
Duolingo and the Power of Human Computation
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Luis von Ahn wants to translate the web — all of it. To call him ambitious is an understatement. In a TED Talk that was originally uploaded to YouTube in April 2011, von Ahn introduced Duolingo, a crowdsourced translation project, and boldly proclaimed that with one million users, the site could help to convert the entirety of Wikipedia into Spanish in 80 hours. Free of charge. Even with a slightly more modest prediction of 100,000 users, the task would be completed within five weeks. What von Ahn, an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was proposing, and what Duolingo is now beginning to offer in a private beta, is a crowdsourced translation service that provides every volunteer with a service of their own. What he envisions is a tool that will not just revolutionize the Internet, but education itself.

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Alistair MackayDec 19, 2011 03:39 pm GMT8684 views
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From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science
document Distributed Knowledge

Citizen science is a form of research collaboration involving members of the public in scientific research projects to address real-world problems.Often organized as a virtual collaboration,...

Sebastian BlancaJan 23, 2012 12:41 pm GMT1791 views
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From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science
Tapping Into the Wisdom of the Crowd
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Crowdsourcing relies on volunteers like yourselves to contribute information and expertise. You can pitch in with whatever skills you have, be it mapping, translating, or technology.

Fritz SchaeferMay 26, 2011 08:38 am GMT1492 views
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Tapping Into the Wisdom of the Crowd
Second International Workshop on Ubiquitous Crowdsourcing

The Second International Workshop on Ubiquitous Crowdsourcing (Beijing: September 17-21, 2011) is challenging researchers and practitioners to identify requirements for a platform for crowd computing, arising from experiences in deployment of crowdsourcing applications, which engage crowd members as sensors, controllers and actuators in smart cities and environments.

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Cristina CaineJun 09, 2011 05:16 am GMT5097 views
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Caring Bridge
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CaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is powered by generous...

Archenette EvangelioJun 21, 2011 09:59 pm GMT2166 views
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Caring Bridge
Digitalkoot: Making Old Archives Accessible Using Crowdsourcing
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Fixing OCR errors is just the first step in crowdsourcing the archive digitization process. The researchers have analyzed together with the NLF other aspects of that process and have identified...

Archenette EvangelioJul 05, 2011 09:42 am GMT2303 views
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Digitalkoot: Making Old Archives Accessible Using Crowdsourcing
"Towards a New Taxonomy" by Jeff Howe
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When I coined the word crowdsourcing five years ago, the phenomenon itself hardly existed. Oh sure, there were a few glaring examples: Wikipedia, of course, and that massive hurly burly of user-generated content known as MySpace. NASA, I recall, was already experimenting with using volunteers to measure asteroid craters. But the original article was, in a sense, an act of prognostication. I was saying, "This is how things will be." It was a gamble, and it happened to pay off.  


A lot changed between 2006 and 2008, when my book was published. In writing the book I faced an entirely new challenge. I no longer had to predict the future; I had to analyze and interpret the present. Books force you to create taxonomies by their very structure: Chapters are subdivisions of a larger subject. 

 

The problem was that examples of crowdsourcing now proliferated across every domain of human endeavor. When asked what couldn't be crowdsourced, I used to answer: a restaurant. Then one day a Washington Post reporter called to ask me what I thought about a new--you guessed it--crowdsourced restaurant. My answer to that question these days? Everything can be crowdsourced. I figure it's best to play it safe.

 

In trying to bring some coherence to this dizzying variety of online collaborations I came up with four basic categories:

 

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Jeff HoweJul 20, 2011 10:43 pm GMT16911 views
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Model Metrics
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Model Metrics is an industry pioneering consulting firm, helping enterprise organizations accelerate the adoption of Cloud Computing. Model Metrics has forged relationships with the nation’s...

Archenette EvangelioJul 24, 2011 09:04 am GMT1202 views
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Model Metrics
INTERVIEW: Professor David Grier on using Crowdsourcing for Scientific Progress and Development
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Professor David Alan Grier believes citizens can provide observations or information that is useful to the scientific community. Yet the focus should not be on whether or not that information is...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 19, 2012 04:31 am GMT1241 views
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INTERVIEW: Professor David Grier on using Crowdsourcing for Scientific Progress and Development
The (Unofficial) NIST Definition of Cloud Labor and Crowdsourcing

A few weeks ago, I was attending the NSF Workshop on Social Networks and Mobility in the Cloud. There, I ran into the NIST definition of cloud computing (PDF).

After reading it, I felt that it would be a nice exercise to transform the definition into something similar for the dual area of "cloud labor" (a.k.a. crowdsourcing).

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Panos IpeirotisApr 03, 2012 03:00 pm GMT4729 views
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Google Handed Over Emails of Wikileaks Volunteers to U.S. Government
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After receiving secret court orders, Google handed over data from the Gmail accounts of two former Wikileaks volunteers to the U.S. government. The orders, revealed on Friday by the two targets,...

Fritz SchaeferJun 23, 2013 04:09 am GMT905 views
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Google Handed Over Emails of Wikileaks Volunteers to U.S. Government
Crowd Coffee: February 26

In this mid-week edition of crowd coffee: HP crowdsourcing security measures; governments get in on the crowdsourcing trend; the crowd contributes to the LGBT movement; a new sharing economy startup; Symbid begins trading on OTCQB; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 26, 2014 03:16 pm GMT1757 views
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Foldit: Citizen Scientists "thinking together" to find a cure for cancer
document Distributed Knowledge

#1 The power of distributed thinking. Using networks of human minds to solve problems goes a step beyond crowdsourcing techniques for performing work tasks. #2 The power of gaming. The prospect of...

Carl EspostiNov 12, 2010 03:39 am GMT7183 views
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Foldit: Citizen Scientists
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