Tag: Ricky McCormick

The Crowdsourcing Hero: Helping the Helpless

I was highly intrigued by my discovery of HarassMap, an online crowdsourcing resource that allows women to anonymously report occurrences of sexual harassment simply by sending a text message (or calling or Twittering) from their phone. Those reports are then mapped and the victims of sexual harassment receive information on how to respond to or … Continued

Crowdsourcers Most Wanted: Civilians Search for Criminals

The latest trend in crowdsourcing has set its sights on ferreting out criminals by enticing civilians to participate in the hunt. Mexico, for example, recently announced a policy to employ one of the oldest forms of crowdsourcing in law enforcement: cash rewards. The country, which suffers from millions of dollars worth of drug trafficking annually, … Continued