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How to Perfect Real-Time Crowdsourcing  - Technology Review
"So how quickly can a crowd be put into action.?That's the question tackled today by Michael Bernstein at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and a few pals.

In the past, these guys have found ways to bring a crowd to bear in about two seconds. That's quick. But the reaction time is limited to how quickly a worker responds to an alert.

Now these guys say they've find a way to reduce the reaction time to 500 milliseconds--that's effectively realtime. A system with a half second latency could turn crowdsourcing into a very different kind of resource.

The idea that Bernstein and co have come up with is straightforward. These guys simply "precruit" a crowd and keep them on standby until a task becomes available. Effectively, they're paying workers a retainer so that they are available immediately when needed"
real-time  crowdsourcing  computer-science  distributed  cognition 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Wind Map
"This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US right now."
data  visualization  weather  meteorology  climate  wind-power  real-time 
march 2012 by tsuomela

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