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Lessons learned from USAID’s first crowdsourced project

[Guest post by Timo Luege – I’m passionate about information, communication and how they can be used to make the world a better place. My two main areas of expertise are: • Communication through digital media • Media relations during

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Beyond Brute Force: Unexpected Lessons from Crowdsourcing Satellite Imagery Analysis for UNHCR in Somalia

The recent SBTF effort to identify IDP shelters in Somalia for the UNHCR has been notable for several reasons beyond the fantastic work by our very, very hard working volunteers; some of whom may now need an eye exam and

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A Thank You Note from AI-USA for the Syria Satellite Imagery Project

We are very grateful to Amnesty International USA (AI-USA) for their support and partnership on the recent Syria Satellite Imagery project. This initiative leveraged high resolution satellite imagery kindly provided by DigitalGlobe, the advanced Tomnod platform and over 70 volunteers

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Testing new crowd sourcing software and micro-tasking workflows

  Haiti SMS Exercise Briefing from notgeorge on Vimeo. You can view here the video and audio of the pre-exercise briefing for the Camp Roberts / RELIEF Humanitarian Technology event, which some SBTF volunteers were involved in. The SMS exercise

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Connecting the crowd: notes on Sudan Vote Monitor

Here’s one thing I’ve learned from working to support Sudan Vote Monitor (SVM): the crowd is always there, but it needs to be connected to be a source. Sounds simple, but things would have gone very differently if more had

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