[funsec] Crowdsourcing and gamification
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Wed Nov 3 17:00:50 CDT 2010
"You start as a lowly cadet, but as you digitise more readings you get
steadily promoted. The idea of turning an otherwise mundane process
into a game, to give people more of an incentive to do it, has been a
hot trend this year, known as "gameification";
Aren't these Pyramid schemes? Oh wait, they are volunteers....
On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon &
Hannah <rMslade at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I have always been sceptical of crowdsourcing because of the integrity issues. Yes,
> I've seen some interesting examples, such as the use of Twitter reports to map
> current weather around the US. But, generally, I've wondered if there were any
> real applications and uses for it. (The digitization of old books is interesting, but I
> haven't seen any real results on that, yet.)
> OK, I was wrong, and, choosing the application carefully, I can see how it can
> work. But, prior to this article, if someone had suggested adding game-playing to
> the mix, I would have thought that was a deal-breaker. OK, so I was wrong, there,
> too. Very intriguing application.
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