Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing Could Help Monitor Nuclear Weapons

A new report suggests “Big Data” analytics and crowdsourcing could help keep track of the world’s nukes. continue…

Wikipedia and the War on Sockpuppets

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PR agencies trying to make their clients look good are making things very difficult for Wikipedia editors. continue…

How Gamers Could Save the (Real) World

The Internet Response League wants to prove gamers can make Earth a better place, one click at a time. continue…

Google May Launch Bidding War with Facebook Over Waze: Report

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Google could end up battling Facebook for control of Waze, which builds a mapping-and-navigation app. continue…

Using Big Data to Save the Planet

The U.S. State Department’s CSO, along with other groups, are using data analytics to try and reduce violence around the world. continue…

Crowdsourcing, Facial Recognition Failed in Boston Bombing Aftermath

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Crowdsourcing and biometrics—two much-hyped aspects of Big Data—didn’t prove effective in the investigation. continue…

Has Kickstarter Peaked?

Hidden amidst all the Kickstarter success stories and big payouts are some sadder tales. continue…

How Kooky Kaggle Contests Advance Data Science

Five contests that illustrate the crowd-sourcing Website’s approach to some thorny data problems. continue…

Intrade Shuts Down Under Murky Circumstances

One of the more famous examples of the “wisdom of crowds,” the online trading site is closed due to unnamed financial reasons. continue…

Google Flu Trends Suggests Limits of Crowdsourcing

A new article hints that Google may have to tweak its flu-monitoring data to take media hype and crowd panic into account. continue…