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Tuesday, May 05, 2015


From Delanceyplace: finding things with crowds -- 5/5/15

Today's selection --from The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin. Accomplishing the impossible through crowdsourcing:

"Crowdsourcing -- outsourcing to a crowd -- [is] the technique by which thousands or even millions of people help to solve problems that would be difficult or impossible to solve any other way. Crowdsourcing has been used for all kinds of things, including wildlife and bird counts, providing usage examples and quotes to the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary, and helping to decipher ambiguous text. .../.../

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