CrowdSourcing - by Jeff Howe Great look at a different way of getting a project done: not outsourcing it to a person, but developing a system where thousands of people can contribute a little bit. People will work late into the night on one creative endeavor or another in the hope that their community - be it fellow designers, scientists, or computer hackers - acknowledge their contribution in the form of kudos and, just maybe, some measure of fame. Threadless (Community driven T-shirt portal) isn't really in the T-shirt business. It sells community. Ross Zeitz, a 27 year old Threadless designer was hired to help run the community after his designs won a record breaking eight times on the community portal. Labor can often be organized more efficiently in the context of community than it can in the context of a corporation.
Use Search on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device. Cyborg insects could map collapsed buildings for first responders When first responders arrive at an emergency situation such as a collapsed building, they enter blind, uncertain of what they will encounter or how to reach their targets. North Carolina State University researchers think cyborgs are the answer. A paper they will present next month proposes using live insects like cockroaches to map the insides of difficult-to-reach locations.
The truth about female desire: It’s base, animalistic and ravenous There is a conspiracy theory at the heart of this book. Even to the most casual observer of human history, it isn’t news that women’s sexuality has been feared, suppressed and lied about. But “What Do Women Want? Here Comes Everybody - by Clay Shirky Like Wikinomics and Crowdsourcing, required reading if interested in harnessing the collective power of people online. Most of the barriers to group action have collapsed, and without those barriers, we are free to explore new ways of gathering together and getting things done. (Story of blogger helping cellphone-theft victim) : Evan was driven, resourceful, and very angry. Had he presented his mission in completely self-interested terms ("Help my friend save $300!")
5 ways hyperlocal sites can do more with data Credit: Image by Arbron on Flickr. Some rights reserved Data journalism is still an embryonic concept in the UK's growing hyperlocal landscape. Despite some open data initiatives – and calls from the Coalition Government for an army of armchair auditors who will scrutinise public data "at a level that allows the public to see what is happening on their streets" – the results have yet to live up to the hyperlocal hyperbole. This should not really be overly surprising. Gallery Sub-Sort Natural Disasters by: Name / Path / Row / Latitude / Longitude / Sensor / Date Posted Return to Map Landslide near Oso, WashingtonSensor: L8 OLIPath/Row: 47/26Lat/Long: 48.900/-122.800Category: Natural DisastersDownload High ResolutionDate Posted: 04/02/2014
50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. The Impact of the Crowdsourcing Revolution: A TEDx Talk Crowdsourcing, if implemented wisely, can be beneficial to nearly every aspect of society, argue two Dutch authors in a recently released TEDx talk. On stage in Louvain LaNeuve, Belgium, Tim Meuleman and Robert van Meer discuss the potential for crowdsourcing in healthcare, business, law, employment, and so on. “The good news, nowadays, is that we can [employ crowdsourcing methods] very effectively with our modern tools,” said Meuleman. “So we can make use of this great power very easily.