December 23rd, 2009

Petit Prince

Innovation: The sinister powers of crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing's power to compartmentalize and abstract away the true meaning of tasks could potentially entice people into participating in a covert project that they otherwise wouldn't support, using a tool such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk, says Harvard University law professor Jonathan Zittrain. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18315-innovation-the-sinister-powers-of-crowdsourcing.html)