Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Redditors Launch a Short-Lived Manhunt for The D.C. Navy Yard Shooter

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Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Redditors Launch a Short-Lived Manhunt for The D.C. Navy Yard Shooter
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In the wake of today's fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least a dozen of people dead, several Redditors apparently began organizing a manhunt in an attempt to identify the shooter under the newly launched /r/findnavyyardshooters subreddit, though it was promptly banned from the site after many ignored the community's only rule which stated "NO PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LEADS UNLESS YOU'RE REALLY SURE." While many seem to agree with the site administrator's decision, reminding themselves of the infamous sleuthing that took place earlier this year during the Boston Marathon bomber manhunt, others on the site have raised questions over whether it was meant to be satirical from the beginning, given the tongue-in-cheek tone of several posts (like this one) that made their way onto the subreddit prior to its removal.

Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Kenneth Goldsmith's "Printing Out the Internet" Project

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Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Kenneth Goldsmith's "Printing Out the Internet" Project
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In May 2013, MOMA Poet Laureate Kenneth Goldsmith launched an ambitious crowdsourced art project asking contributors to print out the entire web. After two months of collection, more than 10 tons of printed internet is now being shown at an art gallery in Mexico City, Mexico.

Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Gaza-Israel Crisis 2012

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Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Gaza-Israel Crisis 2012
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In the wake of the latest violent conflict in the Gaza Strip, The Guardian put together a handy, crowdsourced map powered by Google that highlights specific areas that have been targeted by missiles in the region with a red dot. When clicked, the dot opens up a dialogue box detailing the location of the strike, as well as other information related to casualties and property damages as they become available.



Crowdsourcing Project of the Day is a feature series documenting the latest tools and innovations that are powered by the crowdsourcing model.

Crowdsourcing Project of the Day

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The U.S. military's renowned R&D wing Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the latest bureau to join the crowdsourcing bandwagon with the launch of SpaceView, a sky-monitoring project that enables amateur space-gazers to gather data for the U.S. Air Force's Space Surveillance Network and help protect American orbital assets from colliding with space junk. NASA estimates there are more than 500,000 pieces of dangerous space debris orbiting the Earth, including spent rocket stages, defunct satellites and parts from other spacecraft.



Crowdsourcing Project of the Day is a feature series documenting the latest tools and innovations that are powered by the crowdsourcing model.

Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Hurricane Sandy

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Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Hurricane Sandy
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Crowdsourcing has been the name of the game in this week's news coverage and emergency response to Hurricane Sandy, from Google's interactive storm tracker and evacuation maps to now post-hurricane relief site directories and FEMA-supported damage assessment maps.

Image description (from top left, clockwise): 1) Google Crisis Map, 2) Watershed Post's Crowdmap, 3) #Instacane, 4) Mapmill's FEMA Damage Assessment