crowdsourcing


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crowdsourcing

Using the Internet to ask the general public to provide information or support a cause. For example, if a natural disaster strikes, locals can capture and upload images before a professional news crew arrives. Rather than hire a professional poll taker, obtaining public opinion via a website or blog may be the fastest way to generate comments and suggestions. Raising funds online is also a form of crowdsourcing (see crowdfunding). See user-generated content and social navigation.

Let the Public Do the Work
Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk (www.mturk.com) enables people to enter a task description and an amount they will pay for its completion. A body of workers (the Turks; the crowd) peruse the job list and fulfill the tasks. InnoCentive (www.innocentive.com) enlists scientists worldwide to do research for pharmaceutical, biotech, agribusiness and other companies. Awards are issued for solutions that best meet requirements. See Mechanical Turk and Google Answers.


Crowdsourced Traffic Reporting
These dialogs were excerpted from the Escort radar detector iPhone app, which makes it easy for people to report accidents, traffic jams and other road conditions in real time.
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Here we report on progress made towards crowdsourcing initiative deployed in the Czech Republic, focusing on participatory budgeting practiced in the city district Prague-Zbraslav.
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Taking into account the high percentage of crowdsourcing initiatives' failure, it is worth considering measuring crowdsourcing.
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This is an amazing first-of-its kind opportunity to showcase regional creative talent directly to one of the biggest brands in the MENA region, and shows the power of our crowdsourcing filmmaking model," stated Gauri Malhotra, Business Director at Human-Film.
Open Therapeutics is a crowdsourcing life science firm that creates and attracts therapeutic biotechnologies and crowdsources them for the global scientific community.
TO: "Gameful Design" is a newer term that gets into the ethical, crowdsourcing conversation of using patrons--check out the work of Sebastian Deterding, and the SuperBetter blog.
From attracting interest in an unpopular topic to extending a learning experience beyond the school day, crowdsourcing projects can bring the curriculum alive for students.
Crowdsourcing will supplement, not replace, traditional staffing capabilities and provide flexible access to in-demand talent that can help clients improve the end-to-end performance of their websites, mobile applications and Internet of Things devices, said Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services.
Many companies nowadays start to use crowd intelligence to crowdsourcing to obtain ideas, feedback, and solutions to develop and initiate corporate activities (Diener & Piller, 2013; Gartner, 2013; Fuller 2010) and to extend the existing knowledge base.
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