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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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eJobXchange is a crowd-sourcing platform that does just that, enabling their partners to access a virtual network of thousands of social recruiters working on their behalf; sharing their job ads to friends, family members and professional relationships through hundreds of social media platforms and untapped pools of perspective candidates.
Crowd-Sourcing has plenty to offer with regards to Big Data as it offers the best chance at collective intelligence.
Mentors in the field of innovation believe that open-innovation or crowd-sourcing approach is useful to make solutions scalable and also creates the much-needed bridge between business and academia.
IN an attempt to justify the Labour and the Conservative austerity agenda and future cuts to the Arts, Deputy Minister for Culture, Media and Sports, Ken Skates AM, says that Arts organisations should look at Crowd-Sourcing as a funding revenue (Daily Post January 7).
Website Viki has teamed up with linguists to preserve endangered tongues by crowd-sourcing translation, subtitling of TV shows and movies
Preserved through the eyes and experiences of a number of the hospital's very first doctors, healthcare professionals and patients, Dubai Culture has collated the first phase of data to pay homage to the site through a crowd-sourcing programme, encouraging people to share their stories.
Hoebel, 60, based his finding after spending hours going through images available to the public on crowd-sourcing Web site, TomNod.
British game developer Luc Bernard, 26, announced his plan on the website Indiegogo, a crowd-sourcing platform that helps developers and inventors find funding for their products.
The new platform called JumpStart Fund, marrying crowd-sourcing with crowdfunding, comes from the California-based online community called Jumpstarter, which has been involved in matching investors with technology opportunities.
In the second, we differentiate crowd-capitalism from allied concepts, such as crowd-funding, crowd-sourcing, micro-financing, and community-based enterprises.
In 2011 filmmaker Omar Robert Hamilton, a founder of Mosireen, managed to raise $14,000 to shoot a short film in and about Palestine called Though I know the River is Dry and right now there is a campaign on one of the crowd-sourcing websites to fund the completion of the film.
In crowd-sourcing, Furtado explains everyone gets to vote to see which idea will have the higher impact.