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  • 1. JOIN US ! Crowd-Computing Challenge “Together we create more” www.crowdcomputingchallenge.info Organized by Andrei Villarroel and Ted Benson
  • 2. Facebook users spend388 million hours a day on the platform Ref. Facebook Statistics, July 21, 2010 Empire State Building 7 million man hours Panama Canal 20 million man hours facebookers could build 2 every hour facebookers could build 1 every hour
  • 3. What if facebookerscould work for fun ?
  • 4. CASE: Facebook Translations In December 2007 Facebook opened up the language content behind its software platform, split into 28,000 individual pieces making an open call to translate them to “make Facebook available to everyone, everywhere, in all languages”. Contributors interact and exchange knowledge over the internet: http://translations.facebook.com Results 300,000 Facebookerstranslated the website intoover 70 languages
  • 5. What if otherorganizations could use crowdsourcing to improve work and innovation ?
  • 6. Information and knowledge-intensive organizations sponsor numerous “crowdsourcing” initiatives Adapted from Villarroel 2008
  • 7. What if governments could use crowdsourcing to leverage their own people?
  • 8. What if all people could dedicate one minute of crowdsourcing to the world ?
  • 9. 1.9 billion people connected to the Internet in 2010 Ref. Internet World Statistics, June 30 2010 Empire State Building 7 million man hours Panama Canal 20 million man hours people could build 4 every minute people could build 1 every minute
  • 10. JOIN US ! Crowd-Computing Challenge “Together we create more” Organized by Andrei Villarroel and Ted Benson