Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Assignment Zero: Crowdsourced Journalism
The massive database of interviews on the subject of crowdsourcing is live on Assignment Zero, including my interview by Leah DeVun. I wonder how Jeff Howe feels about his term "crowdsourcing" exploding into thousands of splinter efforts in under one year (his article on crowdsourcing first appeared in the June 2006 issue of Wired). It's a revolution!
I'm also a member (although non-participating because of overcommittedness) of Cooperation Commons, another excellent initiative to research, understand and catalog massive cooperation efforts across all disciplines and industries, founded by the guru of future tech, Howard Rheingold.
Pictured: graphic of SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence--at home). Distributed computing was an early form of crowdsourcing.