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Transparency Corps
Transparency Corps is the Sunlight Foundation's answer to the question, "How can I help?".
transparency  government  crowdsourcing  politics  activism  collaboration 
august 2009 by tysone
Pitchfork: Poptimist: Poptimist #23
The most productive kind of serendipity is when the fighting turns into flirting, where the surprise isn't the meeting but the liking.
serendipity  crowdsourcing  criticism  music 
july 2009 by tysone
Four crowdsourcing lessons from the Guardian’s (spectacular) expenses-scandal experiment » Nieman Journalism Lab
“Any time that you’re trying to get people to give you stuff, to do stuff for you, the most important thing is that people know that what they’re doing is having an effect,” Willison said. “It’s kind of a fundamental tenet of social software. … If you’re not giving people the ‘I rock’ vibe, you’re not getting people to stick around.”
simonwillison  guardian  journalism  britian  crowdsourcing 
june 2009 by tysone
The breakneck race to build an application to crowdsource MPs' expenses | Politics | guardian.co.uk
The Daily Telegraph may have had a team of 25 journalists working on the MPs' expenses - but within 10 minutes of the launch on Thursday afternoon of the Guardian's crowdsourcing application to examine them there were 323 people, almost all outside the Guardian, doing the same task.
django  data  crowdsourcing  guardian  journalism 
june 2009 by tysone
What I've Learned from Hacker News
Hence what I call the Fluff Principle: on a user-voted news site, the links that are easiest to judge will take over unless you take specific measures to prevent it.
culture  community  ranking  crowdsourcing 
february 2009 by tysone
Wikipedia Names Your Band
New meme: here's a totally random way to make your new random band's new random album cover. Post one!
photography  hilarious  music  art  wikipedia  crowdsourcing  random 
february 2009 by tysone
Neighborhoods - Mapping L.A. - Data Desk - Los Angeles Times
As you explore the neighborhoods, you can leave comments and even draw the boundaries as you see them. For several weeks, we plan to listen as we finalize what will become The Times' standard for L.A. neighborhoods and the basis for more interactive projects to come.
maps  innovation  latimes  losangeles  crowdsourcing  neighborhoods 
february 2009 by tysone
A new paid-journalism model, but it needs work - Los Angeles Times
"God and Google know the old, monopolistic print advertising model will never make a full-scale comeback. So more power to any endeavor trying to push serious journalism into a new era."
journalism  innovation  latimes  crowdsourcing 
february 2009 by tysone

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