Arquivo para a ‘crowdsourcing’ Categoria

(Português) A internet tá lenta, use um bot

03 Feb

Sorry, this entry is only available in Brazilian Portuguese.


Is ended Bitcoin gold cycle ?

04 Aug

A year ago the bit had announced a sudden control of all your transactions, had suspended withdrawals on the grounds that it was necessary to correct a flaw that, among other possibilities, allowing someone with advanced knowledge change transfers completed to see covered in these as open causing values for the same transaction to be sent several times.

The suspension of withdrawals would be soon, butBitCoin was followed for months on end, so that even last year there was a most unexpected event yet, Mark Karpeles, CEO of MtGox, main operator of Bitcoin, announced the departure of the board of Bitcoin Foundation but without giving details.

For some the news was a positive sign: leaving the board, perhaps Karpeles could focus on solving the problems of MtGox, but after a year the case now get to go to justice according to The Japan Times. Karpeles is with the arrest warrant decreed since yesterday, to have manipulated and diverted to their own tens of millions of dollars, much more than the $ 1 million that his arrest warrant, according to police sources said on Monday (03/08).

For the closing of the company MtGox affect as little as possible the Bitcoin ecosystem, CEOs of exchange services Bitstamp, Blockchain, BTC China, Circle, Kraken and Coinbase issued a statement together where they explain that the market continues to be reliable and which closing of MtGox is exclusively due to their mismanagement, the shares on show slight recovery.


Crowdsourcing of the smartphones

16 Jul

Is it possible to compete with the big brands and create thousands of CrowdSmartphonessmall business smartphones in the world? it seems so, is proposing the Shenzhen Zuoer Technology, which promises to help customers who want to build their brands around the world.

The customer chooses from a list of options like a menu from a pizzeria, and may enter the cellular industry for only $ 1,000, even without prior experience, the ultimate goal is to create a brand of smartphones with standard components to a price can reach $ per unit, incredible but true.

Accept applications by a minimum order of 50 units, Zuoer ride your own external plastic housing with LCD screens, circuit boards and batteries from other manufacturers. So any customer, anywhere in the world can compete with Samsung in the international mobile market of $ 410 billion in less than six weeks.


The contempt for the masses and the hierarchical elite

12 Jun

The media to despise, networks and any preparation even though science made by “mass”DerMassen term used by Peter Sloterdijk and his book “Die Verachtung der Massen”,  in english “Contempt for the masses”, (Estação Liberdade, 2002, p. is in brazilian edition), but it may well be replaced by an correct adjective: the “crowd.”

The book grew out of a dialogue with Elias Canetti and its diagnosis about the aggressiveness of the “mass” and held in a dialogue with Heidegger, Nietzsche, Foucault, Rorty (criticizes this your bet in an anti-philosophical stupidity) and some other curiously at times goes on to quote the theology of grace, and this is its keynote says that “lovers of smart masses” will say: “For this reason in the world grow like weeds those ethics committees that, like institutes the shattered philosophy, want to replace the wise. “(in brazilian edition, p. 99)

Immediately identifies the crowd neither passivity nor objectivity, but: “Just the fact that modern crowd, turned and subjectivized, becomes insistently mass called by their spokesmen and those who despise, already suggests that the rise to Sovereignty more can be perceived as an unfinished process, perhaps never-ending. “(p. 12)

Unlike other late modern, Sloterdijk stands: “The mass not in session and not reunível in postmodern society no longer has, therefore, a sense of body and spaces; He is not more converge and act, no longer feels its pulsating nature; no longer produces a cry together. Distances itself increasingly the possibility to move from their practice routines and indolent to a revolutionary sharpening. “(P. 21).

Hence arises the two contempt of the elite “engaged” and economic elite, he says: “Necessarily appears twice also the second contempt or scorn compound as low as offensive contempt of the elites by the new relaxed masses who do of their way of life the measure of all things and want to break free from its observer that despises; and as contempt of the masses and its broad language through the last elitists who know their goals despised by the mass and can sense that the organization in mass culture just once and for all what they care about. “(p. 70)

And clarifies the alleged “involvement” as: “This first committed human science does not forget its mission at any time. With methodical seriousness and strategic finesse it pursues its intended purpose: If you need to delete the very essence – because of essential differences to be denied – it will also pay this price “(p. 87).

The text provoked a controversy due to the future of humanity, so there is no end, only the mass wants to be the crowd, networks, blogs and anonymous heroes are there.


What is being learned online?

05 May

A new report on the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) was published in late April andComputerOnline can show progress and setbacks in these new means of mass education.
The report, again funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates (the first was also and did a post), was coordinated by George Siemens, a technology-academic expert at the University of Texas at Arlington, and states that the initial frenzied enthusiasm seems now a little milder: “It’s almost like now we passed by a shameful period in which we forget we were researching and how were scientists, hurried to make decisions and proclaim things that were not scientific whole,” he told the publication of Wired Campus .
The goal then this new report is to offer research topics: student engagement and learning success in a process of self-regulation and social learning, network analysis and network learning, including: motivation, attitude and criteria success.
Siemens understood the basics of networks, this might be embarrassing said that without the involvement of the students. “Now the subject of particular interest,” it is just a distraction from a distance and is “is literally just a click away” as the published report (download).
Five key research themes were identified in the report: student engagement and success of learning, Mooc´s design and curriculum, self-regulated learning and social learning, social network analysis and network learning, and motivation, attitude, and success criteria.

The names of student engagement reports as a prominent issue. Many students enrolled in MOOCs non-traditional, to make sure that they are involved and able to succeed in such a course is even more important.
The Siemens teacher said he hopes the report will help colleges to tomaem r intelligent decisions based on research and evidence, to create their digital campuses.


Projects that can help the planet

14 Nov

EarthInsightMany new technologies are helping conservationists to better analyze the data they collect to improve the ways they protect the wildlife and natural habitats, retaining not only animals, but also the whole ecosystem present.

The TechRepublic article points to several ongoing projects, such as the program that uses the HP Vertica analytics platform to analyze millions of photos and estimate as a kind of animal is occupying a given area and thus to protect them, using the program Insight Earth.

Another example is that IBM is working to integrate the PAM, a cloud-based application developed by The Nature Conservancy, which enables land managers to monitor and meet environmental goals, a platform called

The Nature Conservacy can also use data from various crowdsourcing bird watchers who use eBird, satellite images and data to create diamonds BirdReturn, which allows to observe and assist in the control birds nest sites, food and bath during their migration.


Other projects are cited:  Bumble Bee Watch is one crowdsourced, other crowdsourcing using  Intel card is Galileo board, and many others.


(Português) Programação em multidão: crowdcomputing

01 Aug

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Crowdsourcing for studying languages

11 Oct

Do you want to learn English , or Italian languages ​​or fictitious speaking such as Dothraki , Na’vi or Klingon ? , you can Duaolingouse the Duolingo that uses crowdsourcing to learning.

Duolingo launched on Wednesday the Language Incubator , a tool that gives users the ability to collaboratively create language courses and make them available online .

Founded by entrepreneur and mathematician Guatemalan Luis von Ahn , Duolingo is free and aims to give the user a way that the knowledge gained can be used by the environment , using excerpts from texts of conversations learning as a way to “pay ” for course , and so each user becomes part of the employee and student learning following .

According to Terra , Duolingo still not a profitable but already has contracts with some translation companies were not disclosed .

The company arrived in Brazil this year , and the introduction of Chinese country with the largest population and largest number of users to become popular software quickly.


The crowd, the clouds and institutions

19 Jul

The crowd is so common that people who now haveCloudCrowd effective mechanisms for communication and dissemination, not just those driven by the culture of mass communication of traditional media like newspapers, TV and cinema.

The clouds created and create services (apps, or applications) that enable the sharing of facts, photos and short videos of agreement can fall like the crowd the crowd or not, it is as if she were a publisher of information and news.

But these services are still centralized in tools and institutions, this may have privacy issues (there are tools) for this or security when the owners of the databases of the tools resolve to cooperate with the security mechanisms in general almost all states.

Other institutions may promote the privacy and security of your “people” or will be discontent and revolt from the crowd.

The privacity is problem of crowds and the security is problema of institutions.

The network has always been attentive, look up the protest scientific authors with publishers, and the movement of 14 years of free access (open access), see also the revolt of Instagram users when Facebook decided to change the term of use of this app of photos.

It’s a phrase influential book in American thought “Democracy in America”, written almost a century and a half (1835):

“It is evident that the race of american states men of  singularly smaller since half a century” (Alexis de Tocqueville, pg. 155, project brazilian edition of daily Folha de São Paulo).


To be, the crowd and class

18 Jul

Crowd is the name of an immanence. The crowd is a set of singularities and not a homogeneous unit of supporters uniformed and carrying the same flag.

It is from this premise that one can outline a conceptualization of ontology that do not hold the human being to ideological schemes or temporal freedom and transcendence.Conceptualization is when the concept is not homogeneous and allows the multiplicity.ClassCrowd

In history, it was determined the people and not the crowd, although Spinoza and Leibniz have outlined.

The concept of people has been delineated within the hegemonic tradition of modernity was made by Hobbes, Rousseau and Hegel and produced, each in its own way but all idealists, a concept of people seated in the transcendence of the sovereign: the heads of these authors, the crowd was considered as war and chaos and so they formed the concept of the modern state to which postmodernity drew attention.

On this basis, the thought of modern operates in a manner bipolar abstracting the one hand, the multiplicity of singularities in transcendentalmente the unifying concept of people, and dissolving the other hand, the set of singularities (which is the crowd ) to form a mass of individuals.

The modern theory of natural law is rooted in empirical or ideological, is always thinking of transcendence and dissolution of the plane of immanence.

The theory of the crowd requires, instead, that the subjects speak for themselves: it is much more of singularities non-representable individuals that owners of knowledge and social production.

The crowd is a class concept, the article says Antonio Negri(*), and does not seem uncomfortable this definition since it still time a crowd of people exploited and the logic of power does not seem to reach them.

Indeed, the crowd is always productive and always in motion.

Considered from a temporal perspective, the crowd is exploited for production; a spatial point of view, the crowd is still exploited, as it constitutes a productive society, social cooperation for production.

There are several perspectives that link to this social cooperation.

The classes had a role in history, now is the time the crowd.

Negri (2002), “Pour une multitude de la définition ontologique en Multitudes No. 9, Paris, Exils.