CIRCA:Crowdsourcing Website Analysis

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Crowdsourcing Analysis

Galaxy Zoo

  • User login: On the right mid side of the page you can register or sign in.
  • How many clicks to get to the work: It takes 4 clicks to start working, and three of them are to just login. Very efficient.
  • How does it recognize you: You login in, and it is up to you how much information you enter on the profile page. You can save your favorite images of the stars/galaxy/celestial body.
  • How does it motivate: They make it like a game, a picture appears and you answer questions by clicking on the box that it most resembles (the picture inside). Gamifying crowdsourcing
  • What are they applying to crowdsourcing: Identification of the stars/galaxy/celestial body.
  • Who is the audience: Anyone interested in the stars/galaxy/celestial body.
    • Is this apparent in how they advertise for volunteers: The site plays on everyones deep desire to understand the unknown. “Welcome to Galaxy Zoo, where you can help astronomers explore the Universe.”

Google Image Labeler

  • User login: You can play as a guest, or to receive a ranking and points. You can receive a ranking as a guest but it is anonymous. To sign in use your Gmail account.
  • How many clicks to get to the work: 4 click to sign on, 1 click if you are participating as a guest.
  • How does it recognize you:
  • How does it motivate: Gamifying crowdsourcing. You play with a partner, and get points for each matching tag you both enter.
  • What are they applying to crowdsourcing: Tagging Google images.
  • Who is the audience: I think that the audience is anyone who wants to leave their mark on the great Google. Or pass their time playing a unique game.
    • Is this apparent in how they advertise for volunteers: I personally have never seen it advertised on Google or any website. I think due to the scope of Google they do not need to do so.

Still to Come

Project Gutenberg, Kickstarter, Suda Online, Transcribe Bentham, Ushahidi, and Buzzillions

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