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  1. There are a few of these either or coming. It's an interesting development.
  2. updated: 2013-11-30, original: 2013-11-30 to , , , , , , , by mako - Archived Link
  3. "A common use of Flickr is to find photos. But what about finding a new species of insect? Insect biosystematist Dr. Shaun Winterton discovered a photo on Flickr of a green lacewing taken by Hock Ping Guek (known as Kurt on Flickr). The insect was not identifiable as a known species to Winterton, and after collaborating with the photographer, a specimen was collected in the Malaysian rainforest. Further examination showed that this indeed was a new species. The discoverers named it Semachrysa jade. The discovery was published in ZooKeys and the abstract reads: A charismatic new species of green lacewing discovered in Malaysia (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae): the confluence of citizen scientist, online image database and cybertaxonomy."
    updated: 2012-08-10, original: 2012-08-10 to , , , , , , , , , by mako - Archived Link
  4. Using the Wikipedia logo seems to be pretty lame for an article about Intrade and prediction markets. But the rest of it seems reasonable. The summary is something like: Prediction markets aren't good when there isn't good publicly available information. Which I suppose shouldn't come as a huge suprise.
  5. updated: 2012-07-08, original: 2012-07-08 to , , , , , , , , by mako - Archived Link
  6. This seems impossibly high.
  7. Interesting project, but it's built on top of Mendeley. :-(
  8. Star Wars, reshot by fans in 15 second chunks. Pretty incredible, actually.
  9. Super cool project by Salganik.
  10. Add this to the list of great looking talks I didn't know about until too late. In general, I think the combination of mapping, history, and crowdsourcing is an unlikely but potentially very rich combination.

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