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Crowdsourcing For Our World - TEDx Ekaterinburg


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Slides for my presentation in Yekaterinburg, Russia about crowdsourcing - what it is, two local crowdsourcing projects, and what else we should crowdsource.

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Crowdsourcing For Our World - TEDx Ekaterinburg

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing For Our World Aliza Sherman October 2011
  2. 2. The power of many to get something done online .
  3. 3. Principles, processes and online platforms .
  4. 4. Open call for participation online.
  5. 5. Crowdsource: Work Input Action
  6. 6. Crowdsourcing empowers individuals to participate collectively.
  7. 7. “ We bring dignified, computer-based work to women, youth, and refugees living in poverty.”
  8. 8. Ushahidi “… free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.”
  9. 9. You are the crowd
  10. 10. The Red Line The “crowd” voted on tourist sites to be featured on a walking tour of Yekaterinburg. A red line was painted on the sidewalks of the city leading to sites with numbers. A website contains corresponding information.
  11. 11. The Red Line
  12. 12. The Red Line
  13. 13. Books for Russia In the 1940s, Americans donated books to the Russian people. Inside each book was the name of the contributing person or organization. The Regional Library in Yekaterinburg is working to locate the participants or their families - both Russians and Americans – whose lives were touched by this project.
  14. 14. Books for Russia
  15. 17. 1000 books have been located so far. 1 person who was part of the book program In the 1940s has been found. You can help locate more participants.
  16. 18. What do you need to crowdsource?
  17. 19. What do you need? a mission
  18. 20. What do you need? participation
  19. 21. What do you need? action
  20. 22. What would you crowdsource?
  21. 23. malaria
  22. 24. cancer
  23. 25. war
  24. 26. Crowdsource for Peace.
  25. 27. Crowdsource for Humanity
  26. 28. <ul><li>@alizasherman </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Aliza Sherman