Tag: crowd-sourcing

by Amanda Hickman

At Gotham Gazette, we’re gathering our bearings and preparing work on a pretty great crowdsourcing project (though this business of talking something up before its even in beta testing does make the developer in me nervous) and I’m increasingly interested in really understanding what makes crowdsourcing work. It is everywhere these days, and it certainly […] more »

by Amanda Hickman

Imagine a website that would show you, not just how many copies of some book are available for sale from Amazon, but which libraries near you carry the book. Oh wait, that already exists . Between WorldCat and Steven’s thoughts on the Sacramento Bee salary database I’m thinking a lot about what really good data […] more »

by Geoff Dougherty

When I first began thinking of launching a website that published the work of citizen journalists, one of the most alluring potential benefits was the idea of putting more eyes on the street. If we ran a typical local news operation that had a dozen reporters or so, we’d have a dozen people out and […] more »