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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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The concept behind an online crowd sourcing platform is to create a space for communities, including young people from across the country, to voice their opinions and thoughts, after which they will be consolidated into a larger effort to create solutions for social issues ailing the country.
We are not aware of campaigns like this from Canadian jihadists," said Diana Yazidjian, who is the president of DFY Consulting, a company advising startsups for using crowd sourcing.
These two wins show the increasing awareness of the poor quality of data on the depths of our seas - we know the surface of the moon in more detail than our seabed - and the increasing realisation and acceptance that TeamSurv's crowd sourcing approach is the best route for filling this data gap.
Way to Safety would rely instead on crowd sourcing, picking up background noise from subscribers which would be carried back to a central server for analysis.
CROWD sourcing is one of those newfangled millennial internet ideas that usually warms the cockles of the heart and speaks to the wonderful diversity of our shrinking world -- even though its products are usually awful.
The companies that Furtado has observed using this crowd sourcing thought process typically have an upper management that is supportive and looks for participation.
Car manufacturer Ford recently took the bold step of using crowd sourcing to film the advert for its new Ford Focus car.
com, I wrote a blog post on crowd sourcing (rggcommunications.
By charging significantly lower interest rates made possible through crowd sourcing or a peer-to-peer approach of raising money from socially conscious individuals, these fledgling ventures are aiming to reach communities where traditional microfinance has failed to make an impact while also providing a return to investors.
It used crowd sourcing and the community we built came up with everything from the concept and storylines every week to helping cast the show with real actors.
A story of a Caltrain conductor who tweets about train information through crowd sourcing.
org) features crowd sourcing sites which promote the notion that designers are happy to enter into "contests" to vie for design work.