Using Collective Intelligence in the fight against crime (I)

Collective Intelligence can be used in many areas in different ways: analyzing or generating new information, solving problems, etc. Also in the fight against crime Collective Intelligence and crowdsourcing can be a valuable resource. Sigue leyendo

When the crowd trolls

In many cases, crowdsourcing initiatives don’t work as it should. But it’s not the promoter’s fault nor because the circumstances. Sometimes it’s just that the crowd (or an important part of it) decides not to help but boycotting the initiatives with the most crazy results. Sigue leyendo

Crowdfunding continues evolving

The evolution of crowdsourcing is unstoppable. Once has become popular in some sector, continues to advance to another. In the case of crowdfunding, this evolution, because their use is increasingly widespread, is faster. In this case I analyze a type of crowdfunding that, although popular and common in the US, is relatively new in Spain. Sigue leyendo

The ethic of crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is a process that involves the participation of a lot of people, so it is important to be clear about the possible ethical implications of its use. In this post I discuss which aspects of crowdsourcing must be taken into account in order to assess these possible consequences. Sigue leyendo

Collecting product prices in Africa using crowdsourcing (I)

The workshop about price collection in Africa was very interesting, but we would have needed at least one more day for reaching more conclusions. In this post (and in the next one) I expose some thoughts about it. In this post in concrete, I talk about the problem involving the specific location of markets and the problems of the low integration of new technologies. Sigue leyendo