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An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

Crowdfunding still has a trust problem

How do you trust a platform that promotes mind-reading pet gadgets?<p>The Danny DeVito to Kickstarter's Arnold Schwarzenegger, Indiegogo has been the perpetual second player in online crowdfunding. Second is no bad place to be in a rapidly expanding market, however, and Indiegogo has managed to …

The Horizons Tracker Paper explores the motivations behind collaboration | The Horizons Tracker

As open innovation and crowdsourcing has boomed, so to have the number of studies exploring what motivates people to participate in such projects. In …

Crowdsourcing the UK Constitution

<i>Over the last couple of weeks the London School of Economics has experimented with crowdsourcing a constitution for the UK using Loomio. Jack Bailey</i> …

Juegos, crowdsourcing y ciencia ciudadana

Publicado por <b>Joaquín Rodríguez</b> el <b>12 febrero, 2014</b><p>Creo que fue ayer cuando Ashoka, la asociación internacional dedicada a la promoción de la economía …

New report on crowdsourcing in government

The growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems has been inspired by similar efforts in …

Crowdsourcing Sight for the Visually Impaired

A novel smartphone app is using the power of the crowd to help visually impaired individuals learn about what their immediate environment looks …

The Power of Crowdsourcing

If there is a topic that has many misconceptions and myths, then, it is weight loss. You will reach a point in which you are desperate to lose weight …

Fitness

How The UN Uses Crowdsourcing To Get Refugees What They Need

Using a system from analytics and innovation management firm Spigit, the agency launched a crowdsourcing initiative called UNHCR Ideas which …

Crowdsourcing: The Story of the Drafting of the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom

Update: <i>The Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF) has been refiled for the 16th Congress. <br>PHNetDems statement when Senator Santiago</i> …

Safecity Crowdsources India’s Sexual Assault Incidents To Highlight Danger Zones

Four Indians are exposing India’s sexual harassment hotspots via Safecity, a website for victims to anonymously report when and where they were abused. The founders hope that it could be the first step to address the cultural stigma of reporting assaults.<p>Social entrepreneurs Alsa D’Silva, Saloni …

Digital citizenship in an era where Big Data is your new Big Brother

<b>How do we best educate children to be thoughtful about their online security in these rapidly changing times?</b><p>The challenge of staying up-to-date, …

Vint Cerf on the Age of Context and Citizens of the Internet

Few people have as much claim as Vint Cerf to the title “Father of the Internet,” but as the technologies he helped develop in the 1970s and ’80s become increasingly central to our lives, delighting us in ever more exciting ways, they’re also facing greater scrutiny by the intelligence …

The Price of Hypocrisy

Information Consumerism The Price of Hypocrisy<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 24.07.2013-12:59<p>Even the best laws will not lead to a safer internet. We need a …

Personal Data

Is Kickstarter Hostile To Science?

By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.<p>On July 31, Kickstarter updated its guidelines to include this sentence: "Projects cannot offer genetically …

New Online Platform for Crowdsourced Videos About Human Rights Issues

Anyone with a phone and an Internet connection can be a citizen journalist, as was made clear in the hours and days after the Boston Marathon …

Human Rights

NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail?<p>Last week, leaks revealed that the Web sites most people use every day are sharing users' private information with the …

2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report

Densely mapped data<p>Some areas of OpenStreetMap reach incredible points of data density, including every tree, precise details about houses and …

OpenStreetMap

What if Dr. House Used Twitter ?

Ok it's a world's first : a book about the use of (social) media in Healthcare that gives a extensive insight in all the different tools that are …

BioGames

Malaria Training Game<p><b>On April 25th, 2014, World Malaria Day, we are releasing our BioGames image library as a training and educational module, where</b> …

Machine Learning

Big data, crowdsourcing and machine learning tackle Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a very tough disease to fight. People suffering from the disease often have significant tremors that keep them from being able to …

Crowdsourcing Access Technology

All around the world, especially in cities where many people work in or study technology, people highly skilled in making new concepts become real …

Disability

Daum: Crowdsourced legal translation site: China Law Translate

<b>Jeremy Daum, JD</b>, of the Yale Law School China Center has launched <b>a crowdsourced legal translation site called China Law Translate</b>.<p>Here is a …

Online labor markets: Why they can't scale and the crowdsourcing solution.

I am a big proponent of outsourcing work using online labor markets. Over the last decade I outsourced hundreds of projects, ranging from simple data …