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Crowdsourced Science: Sociotechnical Epistemology in the e-Research Paradigm

Recent years have seen a surge in online collaboration between experts and amateurs on scientific research. In this article, we analyse the epistemological implications of these crowdsourced projects, with a focus on Zooniverse, the world’s largest citizen science web portal. … Continue reading

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Next Generation Crowdsourcing for Collective Intelligence

New techniques leveraging IT-mediated crowds such as Crowdsensing, Situated Crowdsourcing, Spatial Crowdsourcing, and Wearables Crowdsourcing have now materially emerged. These techniques, here termed next generation Crowdsourcing, serve to extend Crowdsourcing efforts beyond the heretofore dominant desktop computing paradigm. Employing new … Continue reading

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Make a Diff – Crowdsourcing for Good!

Make a Diff is a platform that connects technology experts with nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits can access skilled volunteers – developers, designers, project managers, and more – to help convert ideas into successful charitable projects. With Make a Diff, nonprofits list … Continue reading

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Safecast Draws on Power of the Crowd to Map Japan’s Radiation

Eight months after a tsunami caused a nuclear accident in Japan, ordinary people are using new technology and the power of crowdsourcing to find radiation hotspots. NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports from Japan. Wherever they go, they draw a … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business

Crowdsourcing describes the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of the specialized few. Howe reveals that the crowd is more than wise—it’s talented, creative, and stunningly productive. … Continue reading

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