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Crowdsourcing is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services. These services include ideas and finances, from a large, relatively open and often rapidly-evolving group of internet users; it divides work between participants to achieve a cumulative result. The word crowdsourcing itself is a portmanteau of crowd and outsourcing, and was coined in 2005.[1][2][3][4] As a mode of sourcing, crowdsourcing existed prior to the digital age (i.e. "offline").[5] There are major differences between crowdsourcing and outsourcing. Crowdsourcing comes from a less-specific, more public group, whereas outsourcing is commissioned from a specific, named group, and includes a mix of bottom-up and top-down processes.[6][7][8] Advantages of using crowdsourcing may include improved costs, speed, quality, flexibility, scalability, or diversity.[9][10] Definitions[edit] In a February 1, 2008, article, Daren C. Historical examples[edit] Timeline of major events[edit] G.

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Steve Gibson's WebZone: eMail: NO. Newsgroups: YES! I very much wish I had the time to communicate with people individually. Social bookmarking Common features[edit] In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine. The Gnosis Archive: Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Traditio What is Gnosticism? Many visitors have requested some basic introductory material explaining Gnosticism. To meet this need we offer these "places to start": two short articles, The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism and What is a Gnostic?; and an audio lectures (mp3 format) on the Gnostic concept of Christ: The Misunderstood Redeemer.

Home Director of BA, Heads International Conference Titled “Rebuilding Trust in Europe” Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the BA, chaired the international conference that was held in Andorra titled “Rebuilding Trust in Europe” in the presence of a large number of presidents and prime ministers. In his opening speech, titled “Facing Facts: What’s Wrong with the Current World Order!” Online: hacks Archives Here’s a special post from Hackszine – great way to follow all the authors from our HACKS series…. Ed note: In this guest post, veteran Hacks series author Paul Bausch takes on a challenge that’s been on my todo list for a while, providing a solution that should be of immediate interest to all readers of this site and just might serve as a seed for future hacking around here. I have a shelf full of O’Reilly Hacks books across a wide range of subjects. I contributed a couple in the Web Applications category, but I also have Hacks books about digital photography, hardware, scripting languages, gaming, and operating systems. The series has introduced me to a number of authors who are doing unusual things with technology in their particular area of expertise. I thought it would be interesting to follow each of these authors outside of the Hacks series by subscribing to their blogs, collectively.

What Is Geocaching And How To Have Fun With It Basically, geocaching is a world-wide scavenger hunt using GPS technology. The hobby is great for people of all ages (including little kids) and abilities (even for people with disabilities). There are caches hidden all over the world in cities and forests and everything in between. There is no right or wrong way to get started in geocaching, but, hopefully, this post will inspire you to try out an exciting new hobby. 3 Free & Easy Stick Figure Animation Programs But the best thing about stick figures is that they are straight and simple. Even the most artistically inept guy could draw one. Well, a lot of people do draw stick figures. Free Morse Code Software To Send & Receive Coded Radio Messages While the process of understanding and decoding binary code is quite a bit different than Morse Code, the concept of transmitting information in a series of blips and beeps is almost identical to the “on” and “off” bits of computer binary code. For this reason, the telegraph completely transformed the world of over-the-wire communication, and when radio communication was invented, and particularly during the era of World War II, communicating by transmitting sound in Morse Code was an obvious progression of the technology. The use of Morse Code was so prevalent that guys serving in the military eventually learned to decode Morse by listening to the sound, without the need to reference any decoding codes at all. Obviously, the world has moved on since then, and we now have email, voicemail, instant messaging systems and cellphones.

7 Google Search Games Of course, Google Search does not have the eye candy of Google Earth but if you can look beyond that, there are some quick games that are based on Google Search. Most of these games are built around search queries. Call them teasers or timewasters but they can addictively grow on you. But the best thing is that being based on Google, these free online games are virtually “˜office proof’; easily accessible and free from office network constraints. These seven casual Google games could be just the thing when you are bored with the drudgery of using search engines for their normal everyday use. Try them out for a round or two.

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