Yurttaş gazeteciliğinden sonra yurttaş astronomluğu

Yurttaş gazeteciliği, gazeteciliğe çığır atlatmış ve gelişen bilişim teknolojilerinin gazetecilik mesleğini geri dönülemez şekilde değiştirdiğine şahit olmuştuk. Yurttaş astronomluğu (veya yurttaş bilimadamlığı) ise çok ilginç şeylere yol açacak gibi. 


Proof: How Crowdsourced Election Monitoring Makes a Difference


My colleagues Catie Bailard & Steven Livingston have just published the results of their empirical study on the impact of citizen-based crowdsourced election monitoring. Readers of iRevolution may recall that my doctoral dissertation analyzed the use of crowdsourcing in repressive environments and specifically during contested elections. This explains my keen interest in the results of my colleagues’ news data-driven study, which suggests that crowdsourcing does have a measurable and positive impact on voter turnout.

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Catie and Steven are “interested in digitally enabled collective action initiatives” spearheaded by “nonstate actors, especially in places where the state is incapable of meeting the expectations of democratic governance.” They are particularly interested in measuring the impact of said initiatives. “By leveraging the efficiencies found in small, incremental, digitally enabled contributions (an SMS text, phone call, email or tweet) to a public good (a more transparent election process), crowdsourced elections monitoring constitutes [an] important example of digitally-enabled collective…

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E-ticarette yeni problem

Satın almak yerine kiralamak: Şimdi e-ticaret için yeni bir durum olan bu problem aslında daha önce de vardı. İnsanlar ev, araba, düğünlerde takmak için mücevher ve hatta iş makinalarını bile, özetle, satın almak için çok pahalı olan veya geçici süre kullanacakları şeyleri kiralıyorlardı veya kiraya veriyorlardı. O yüzden bu durumun e-ticarette Amazon ve Apple gibi firmalara problem olması tesadüf değil. Yeni ekonominin getirdiği ucuz ve çok üretim ile yoğun pazarlama faaliyetlerinin bir sonucu.

Code of Conduct: Cyber Crowdsourcing for Good


There is currently no unified code of conduct for digital crowdsourcing efforts in the development, humanitarian or human rights space. As such, we propose the following principles (displayed below) as a way to catalyze a conversation on these issues and to improve and/or expand this Code of Conduct as appropriate.

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This initial draft was put together by Kate ChapmanBrooke Simons and myself. The link above points to this open, editable Google Doc. So please feel free to contribute your thoughts by inserting comments where appropriate. Thank you.

An organization that launches a digital crowdsourcing project must:

  • Provide clear volunteer guidelines on how to participate in the project so that volunteers are able to contribute meaningfully.
  • Test their crowdsourcing platform prior to any project or pilot to ensure that the system will not crash due to obvious bugs.
  • Disclose the purpose of the project, exactly which entities will…

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