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Tagged with “crowd sourcing” (6)

  1. Google’s Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles : Shots - Health News : NPR

    It sounds like a good idea: anticipating flu’s spread by monitoring a region’s online searches. But sometimes a sneeze is just a cold.

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  2. Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

    The next evolution of science is not happening in a lab, but in a basement in a rural Florida county. Thanks to online crowdsourcing, thousands of non-scientists can visit a site called Notes From Nature and lend a hand to university researchers cataloging their collections, from bark to bugs.

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  3. Using The Wisdom Of Crowds To Translate Language : NPR

    Linguists are looking to crowd-sourcing to solve the problem of translating lesser-known dialects. The plan is to use social networks to link human translators with groups like relief agencies — and even businesses. It’s a technique that worked after the Haitian earthquake.

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  4. Regulators Scrutinize Google’s Deal With Waze : NPR

    The Federal Trade Commission is looking into Google’s recent deal to acquire the map company Waze. The question is whether Google was trying to buy up a potential competitor. Waze, based in Israel, makes an app that uses crowd sourcing to provide real-time traffic data.

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  5. Crowdsourcing Creativity At The Cinema : NPR

    The Canon-sponsored Project Imaginat10n used social media to crowdsource images and ideas to produce five short films. It’s an idea director Ron Howard says other artists would be foolish to ignore.

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  6. Dr. Wikipedia: The ‘Double-Edged Sword’ Of Crowdsourced Medicine : NPR

    A report on health and social media finds that Wikipedia is the "single leading source of medical information" for patients and health care professionals. But not all of the articles are accurate. To address that issue, Dr. Amin Azzam requires his fourth-year medical students to revise and publish medical articles on the site.

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