HoboJacket: The Politically Incorrect But Right Thing To Do

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HoboJacket: The Politically Incorrect But Right Thing To Do
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HoboJacket is a "competitive platform where you can donate your rival college's jackets and shirts to the unfortunate because it's terribly unfortunate that people actually went to that other college." The winter coat drive project was conceived by Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Jin Pan. For more deets, check out the interview with Pan over at The Daily Dot.

UPDATE (11/29): Hobojacket.tk has been taken down by Pan, citing insensitivity of the concept.

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