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Play to Cure: Genes In Space

Play to Cure: Genes In Space | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Get Play to Cure: Genes In Space on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Game that helps research in cancer field. 

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Digital Disaster Response

Digital Disaster Response | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
A Digital Humanitarian Volunteer supports official disaster response organizations by carrying out rapid damage assessments using social media.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Fiverr Community Milestone: Two Million Reasons To Celebrate #IamFiverr - Official Fiverr Blog

[INFOGRAPHIC] Fiverr Community Milestone: Two Million Reasons To Celebrate #IamFiverr - Official Fiverr Blog | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
We're excited to announce that Fiverr has reached Two million Gig listings, and it's all thanks to you.
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Surplus computing power on your Android? Donate it to science

Surplus computing power on your Android? Donate it to science | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Users of Android 2.3 or higher can become citizen scientists by downloading software and choosing the projects they want to power, such as fighting AIDS and finding new stars. Read this article by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore on CNET News.
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Help-for-hire Internet startups clicking with customers

Help-for-hire Internet startups clicking with customers | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Dawn McCoy used to have to call a handyman for home repairs, a taxicab for a ride to the airport, a caterer to help out at a dinner party.
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Microtasks, on the mobile, for a small fee

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Which Tasks Are Physicians Interested in Performing Using Mobile Health Technology?

Which Tasks Are Physicians Interested in Performing Using Mobile Health Technology? | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Eighty-six percent of physicians said they are interested in using mobile technology to access electronic health records, 83% said they would like to prescribe medication wirelessly and 60% are interested in using mobile technology to communicate...
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Not about volunteering, but about mobile usage in medicine. 

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Zapping mosquitoes, and corruption

Zapping mosquitoes,  and corruption | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
LIVE in a crowded South Asian city and a host of problems—smog, contagious disease, corruption—may plague you. Each winter, the air grows foul. The monsoon...
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Excellent example from Pakistan were mobiles are not used to deliver microtasks, but are used to monitor and evaluate the jobs done!

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NABUUR | the Global Neighbour Network

NABUUR | the Global Neighbour Network | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
NABUUR where online volunteers (Neighbours) are matched to and linked with Local Communities (Villages) in developing countries. Villages formulate projects to address local issues. Together, the Neighbours find solutions.
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Micro tasking platforms are tackling a BIG problem, one task at a time...

Micro tasking platforms are tackling a BIG problem, one task at a time... | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
What is the BIG problem? Unemployment, particularly youth unemployment. What are micro tasking platforms? They connect tasks that need to be done with people willing to do them in real time. A grea...
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Interesting point of view on microvulunteering, and some platforms examples

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Notes From Nature

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Excellent example of microvolunteering for science. 

"The Zooniverse is a collection of web-based citizen science projects that use the efforts of volunteers to help researchers deal with the flood of data that confronts them.:

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In Home Care Video #4: Help a Person With Alzheimer's Do Daily Tasks

In Home Care Video #4: Help a Person With Alzheimer's Do Daily Tasks | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it

Via Ian Parker
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Although this is not directly related to our topic, I scoop because it is visiting the basic principle of micro-tasks: everything is a sum of small tasks that have a given chronology and reward the achiever.
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This is the fourth video in our series that is to help you primary caregivers. Today we will look at how to help your loved one with Alzheimer’s with tasks he or she needs to live as independent as possible. The keys are to do this with love and respect thereby helping your loved one do what is necessary. The video also supplies you, the caregiver, with the key to feeling good about the process. You already know how a day when you lose your temper adversely affects the person in your care and makes you feel guilty. Like I say in the video, “Patience, creativity, and flexibility are key when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s."
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Creating simple tasks app with Backbone.js and Slim micro framework (part 1) - CodeForest

Creating simple tasks app with Backbone.js and Slim micro framework (part 1) - CodeForest | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
In this series of articles I’ll create simple task management web application based on Backbone.js.
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Making money online: Micro-Tasks | Freelancing and More!

Making money online: Micro-Tasks | Freelancing and More! | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
For those who are working “other” jobs and are using freelance writing as a supplement, it’s often challenging to manage a lot of work. However, that does
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How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross in the Philippines

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross in the Philippines | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Internet volunteers are creating a highly detailed map of the areas affected by super typhoon Haiyan so aid workers know where needs the most help.
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Uncharted Territory: The Power of Amateur Cartographers - Wired Science

Uncharted Territory: The Power of Amateur Cartographers - Wired Science | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it

he problem many academics and cartographers have with Google, and MapMaker specifically though, is that while the data is collected by and the rendered maps are now available to the “common man,” the raw data is still controlled by the company itself. Google, one of the modern-day wielders of power, operates a fairly closed system when it comes to sharing geospatial data — even the stuff it hasn’t bought — meaning that it’s not freely available for people to use it to create their own maps or products, even if they’re for non-commercial use.

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Volunteerism Classes Online

Volunteerism Classes Online | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Listing of classes available online on volunteer management
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Training for managers that organize volunteers online

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Outsource everyday chores & errands to friendly & reliable Airtaskers

Outsource everyday chores & errands to friendly & reliable Airtaskers | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Outsource your everday chores and errands with Airtasker or join the thousands of runners standing by to help with furniture assembly, deliveries, car washes and grocery shopping.
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Microtasks in Australia

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NewsMaker - Computers still the go-to device for all internet tasks—even for those with a smartphone too

NewsMaker - Computers still the go-to device for all internet tasks—even for those with a smartphone too | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
More than half of Australians over 14—almost 10 million—now have both a personal computer and a smartphone.
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Interesting stas about the usage of the mobile phone ofr work tasks in Australia

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UN Volunteers and World Heritage - UNESCO.org (press release)

UN Volunteers and World Heritage - UNESCO.org (press release) | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
UN Volunteers and World Heritage
UNESCO.org (press release)
In this case, Paris-based UNESCO staff turned to the United Nations On-line Volunteers web site and placed a call for just such a person.
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How does Airtasker work? Who are runners and what's a sender

How does Airtasker work? Who are runners and what's a sender | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Airtasker allows you to simplify your life and free up your time by connecting you with Airtasker members in your local area who'd be happy to take care of your everyday chores and errands.
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Another paid (micro)tasks platform

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ProjectHeena: An online platform to connect and engage micro-volunteers

ProjectHeena: An online platform to connect and engage micro-volunteers | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
No matter how much ‘busy’ we might seem with our lives, we always find some time for something good, something that reins in positivity in our lives and a gives a meaning to it. And what if we can do something with the skills we possess?
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Establishing A good cause Tasks are a Benefit to Many others

Establishing a outstanding originate tasks are a better up swarm others http://t.co/atdFlmlMSk
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Lend An Eye App Lends Your Vision to The Blind - Tech in Asia

Lend An Eye App Lends Your Vision to The Blind - Tech in Asia | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it
Tech in Asia Lend An Eye App Lends Your Vision to The Blind Tech in Asia It also makes micro-volunteering a much easier task, so people would still be able to do some good during the pockets of free time that they have, without having too much time...
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More than a business model: crowd-sourcing and impact in the humanities

More than a business model: crowd-sourcing and impact in the humanities | Microvolunteering | Scoop.it

Crowd-sourcing is a somewhat loaded term, particularly when it comes to impact and public engagement.  When Jeff Howe coined it in his 2006 Wired article, The Rise of Crowdsourcing, he was drawing a conscious parallel with the concept of out-sourcing, moving essential tasks in the manufacturing and service industries from costly European and US labour markets to ones in the Far East, India etc.  And in those early days, crowd-sourcing was very much about furthering the aims of for-profit business: design competitions, distributed production, micro-tasks that anyone could perform as long as they had the time, the inclination and enthusiasm and, very likely, access to the Internet. As Daren C. Brabham called it, crowd-sourcing was ‘an online, distributed problem-solving and production model’. (...) - by Stuart Dunn, LSE blog "Impact of Social Science", March 21, 2013


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