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For $10, Ink Your Name on This Artist

Illma Gore calls the crowdsourced installation a 'piece of unsellable artwork'

(Newser) - A 22-year-old California artist whose love of tattoos is instantly obvious (she estimates she has 47) is just a few days into a brash GoFundMe campaign: to become her very own crowdsourced art installation. For $10, people can get their name or one to two words of their choosing tattooed... More »

Determined Fans Force Foo Fighters Concert Into Existence

Band agrees to play crowdsourced show

(Newser) - The Foo Fighters say they'll be playing an upcoming show in Richmond, Virginia—but this isn't your average concert. This show was completely organized and funded by fans. It all began a couple months ago when Richmond Foo Fighters fans began brainstorming ways to bring the band to... More »

Satellite Company Wants You to Help Find Malaysia Jet

DigitalGlobe hopes crowdsourcing can locate plane

(Newser) - Malaysian authorities seem to have generated nothing but confusion and ill will in the hunt for Flight MH370. Now a Colorado company offers a way for people to do more than vent frustration—they can help scan satellite images, reports the Denver Post . DigitalGlobe wants people to go to its... More »

Internet Cracks Grandma's Mystery Code in Minutes

She filled cards with cryptic letters in her final weeks ... 18 years ago

(Newser) - A cryptic mystery left by a dying grandmother puzzled a Maryland family for nearly 20 years before her granddaughter turned to an Internet forum for help. "My grandmother passed away in 1996 of a fast-spreading cancer. She was non-communicative her last two weeks, but in that time, she left... More »

Walmart's New Delivery Service: You

Retail behemoth looks to crowd sourcing for home delivery

(Newser) - If Walmart is too understaffed to stock its own shelves , how can it hope to move into home delivery? Turns out, the retail behemoth could be turning to people like you. Yes, Walmart is looking into crowd-sourcing home deliveries, paying its customers to deliver packages for them, reports Reuters . "... More »

Defiant Syrians Changing Streetscape —Via Google

Streets renamed in honor of fallen revolutionaries via Map Maker

(Newser) - Defiant Syrians are winning a virtual battle over President Bashar al-Assad. They're eradicating the name Assad from streets and bridges, and renaming them in honor of fallen Syrian rebels—with the help of Google crowdsourcing program Map Maker . The map modifications are believed to be the first time a... More »

Contributors Flee Wikipedia's Stricter Rules

Effort to combat bias, vandalism has thinned ranks by 49K

(Newser) - In an attempt to rein in the lawlessness and veiled opinion running rampant among its volunteer editors, Wikipedia may have shot itself in the foot. In the first 3 months of this year, there's been something of a stampede of contributors exiting the crowdsourced online encyclopedia, leading to a net... More »

Anonymous Posters Bedevil TripAdvisor

Hotel ranking site shows dangers of crowdsourcing

(Newser) - Some recent snafus have taught TripAdvisor the hard way that crowdsourcing may be powerful, but it isn’t always reliable. In one recent incident, a new boutique hotel shot to the top of the site’s Miami Beach hotel rankings on a flood of positive reviews—until one reviewer implied... More »

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