Sunday, September 09, 2007


Some sites you may want to help out at, or be interested in...

Help Find Steve Fossett

About's Mechanical Turk
When we think of interfaces between human beings and computers, we usually assume that the human being is the one requesting that a task be completed, and the computer is completing the task and providing the results. What if this process were reversed and a computer program could ask a human being to perform a task and return the results? What if it could coordinate many human beings to perform a task?
Crowdsourcing - Wikipedia
Crowdsourcing is a neologism for the act of taking a job traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call. For example, the public may be invited to develop a new technology, carry out a design task, refine an algorithm or help analyze large amounts of data.

PS: Sorry lah, no time to do a proper writeup of the sites ;P

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