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Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.

Smart Cities in Canada Need Dynamic Data

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

For the first time in history more than half the world's population live in towns and cities. As cities become crucial to the planet's health, it's more important than ever to design, build and enrich the places in which we live, work and play.

Coding for Hunger: Not Development as Usual

Maura O'Neill | Posted 03.06.2013 | Technology
Maura O'Neill

Through social media, we can harness crowd-sourced wisdom and rapid diffusion networks to imagine a day in our lifetime where families everywhere can take pride in the accomplishments of their healthy children.

The Power List: Juliana Rotich

Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices

Imagine using the power of the web and technology to help people around the world. Well that's exactly what Juliana Rotich decided to do. As the co...

How to Use Modern Crowdsourcing Apps to Keep an Eye on the Original Crowdsourcing App

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media
Ben Berkowitz

The original crowdsourcing app, the voter booth, is going to be put to use tomorrow in thousands of municipalities around the United States. This once...

This September 11th, We Don't Have To Partake In Uncivil Discourse

Sahar Taman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Sahar Taman

Project Remembrance Map 911 is an initiative to mark 2011 to honor America by reaching out in friendship to neighbors and friends; Muslims, Christians, Jews and people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.

Webby Award Winner: Kenya's Crowd-Mapping Start-Up Ushahidi

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Last night, TED's Chris Anderson awarded a Special Achievement (RED) Webby Award to Ushahidi, the Nairobi-based crowd-sourcing start-up. He p...

Surviving the Data Deluge: a Call to Action for the 21st Century

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Raymond Schillinger

Despite the indoctrination of mathematics throughout primary and secondary education, we are by and large afraid of data.

Our Coup d' Etat, by Accident

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If we Americans and our civilian-elected leaders don't come to terms with our over-dependence on the military, we will cede increasing authority to an institution that doesn't want it and should not have it.

Winning the Future, Losing the Point?

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kate Otto

If there is anything that Americans can rally around, it is the idea of "winning." We are, after all, a capitalist culture, fueled by competition and fiercely protective of our status quo as the wealthiest nation on the planet.

Gov 2.0: Making States Work Better

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Maree

This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict & Development Blog on September 14, 2010. Last Tuesday (Sept. 7), the Grand Hyatt Washingt...

Crowdsourcing election monitoring in Guinea: your help needed!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is that people have mashed together technologies to enable people on the ground to report what's going on, but they need your help fi...

Student Volunteers Map Crisis Points To Help Chile Earthquake Victims

HuffPost | Naivasha Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Students at Columbia University's School of Public Administration (SIPA) are taking grassroots activism to the next level with a new technology that u...

Haiti Earthquake Damage: Ushahidi Crowdsources Crisis Information

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ushahidi, an innovative platform for aggregating mobile news, is being used to try to map the post-earthquake crisis in Haiti. Ushahidi is an open ...