Citizen scientist - how mobile phones can contribute to the public good

31-08-2009 – Filed under knowledge-managementcitizen-actioncrowdsourcingmappingmobilesciencevolunteering

Imagine we do not only use our mobile phones to make phones calls and SMS, but to contribute to science. How does that work? We can directly engage in micro-voluntarism or contribute valuable information without doing much more than carrying our mobile phone with us. Just as volunteers share computer…

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Micro-voluntarism a new form of international cooperation

02-04-2009 – Filed under knowledge-managementdevelopmentdonationinternational-cooperationorganizationpeer-to-peervolunteering

One of the greatest things about the Internet is that you can get in touch with people worldwide. I remember that back on the day I chatted for the first time and read from bluemoon11 that the sun was shining in Sidney. Twelve years ago that seemed breathtaking, but today…

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