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Crowdsourcing / Labor On Demand — CrowdFlower. Memrise wants to turn learning into a 'recreational sport' Memrise's gardening visualisation helps its users to learn You'd be forgiven for being wary of anyone who talks about gamification, with the term having become a buzzword for a lot of people whose main talent is, well, spouting buzzwords.

Memrise wants to turn learning into a 'recreational sport'

But that doesn't apply to everyone. Ed Cooke is a Grand Master of Memory – a title awarded to people who prove they can memorise 1,000 random digits in an hour; the order of 10 decks of cards in an hour; and one deck of cards in under two minutes. His business partner Greg Detre has a PhD in neuroscience from Princeton. When the pair talk about "gamifying language learning", they're not messing about. Power to the People: 3 Tasty Crowdsourcing Case Studies. For food and drink brands, crowdsourcing new products and flavors makes perfect sense.

Power to the People: 3 Tasty Crowdsourcing Case Studies

Not only does it increase engagement, it gives the people that consume the products a say in their development. That interaction makes them more likely to shell out cash when the item hits shop shelves. San Francisco Restaurants, Dentists, Bars, Beauty Salons, Doctors.

The Fan Machine. John Winsor.