Paul Bradshaw, Andy Brightwell Reader in Online Journalism, School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses....
1. Conceptual context 2. Crunching data, asking questions 3. Findings
"Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow" Linus' Law, Eric Raymond
'Wisdom of crowds' 'Mechanical Turk' 2 strands of crowdsourcing
 
"Failure for free" Clay Shirky (2009)
"Consumers will be more powerful within convergence culture - but only if they recognise and use that power" Jen...
 
 
 
 
 
The situation in which the product of previous work, rather than direct communication [induces and directs] additional lab...
Research
Quantitative: 2 surveys + user data Qualitative: semi-structured interviews
 
 
 
 
To create; inform, entertain; gain status; create connections; sense-making; informed, entertained Bowman & Willis (2003)
 
"Weekly cue"  "Sense of being involved in something together" "Something you could do in your spa...
"Consumption as a networked practice" Jenkins (2006)
Socio-psychological reward (social) Hedonic personal gratification (fun) Benkler (2006)  
An alpha user Momentum - results Break-down-able Public Expertise 5 ingredients
Further research
Fire and water investigations
Wider network context Measure inbound traffic
Paul Bradshaw HelpMeInvestigate.com OnlineJournalismBlog.com Twitter.com/paulbradshaw [email_address] slideshare.net/onlin...
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  • In traditional employment, it is financial gain that is the motivation. Taken with the other 2, this matches the 3 types of reasons for consuming news: financially valuable; socially valuable; entertaining/fun.
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  • Anatomy of an investigation: a case study in crowdsourcing - The London Weekly

    1. 1. Paul Bradshaw, Andy Brightwell Reader in Online Journalism, School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com) Publisher, Online Journalism Blog Founder, Help Me Investigate Anatomy of an investigation : a case study in crowdsourcing
    2. 2. 1. Conceptual context 2. Crunching data, asking questions 3. Findings
    3. 3. "Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow" Linus' Law, Eric Raymond
    4. 4. 'Wisdom of crowds' 'Mechanical Turk' 2 strands of crowdsourcing
    5. 6. "Failure for free" Clay Shirky (2009)
    6. 7. "Consumers will be more powerful within convergence culture - but only if they recognise and use that power" Jenkins (2006)
    7. 13. The situation in which the product of previous work, rather than direct communication [induces and directs] additional labour Reagle, in Lih (2009) p82 Stigmergy
    8. 14. Research
    9. 15. Quantitative: 2 surveys + user data Qualitative: semi-structured interviews
    10. 20. To create; inform, entertain; gain status; create connections; sense-making; informed, entertained Bowman & Willis (2003)
    11. 22. "Weekly cue"  "Sense of being involved in something together" "Something you could do in your spare time very simply"  Interviews  
    12. 23. "Consumption as a networked practice" Jenkins (2006)
    13. 24. Socio-psychological reward (social) Hedonic personal gratification (fun) Benkler (2006)  
    14. 25. An alpha user Momentum - results Break-down-able Public Expertise 5 ingredients
    15. 26. Further research
    16. 27. Fire and water investigations
    17. 28. Wider network context Measure inbound traffic
    18. 29. Paul Bradshaw HelpMeInvestigate.com OnlineJournalismBlog.com Twitter.com/paulbradshaw [email_address] slideshare.net/onlinejournalist Questions?

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