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industrialized crowdsourcing“Micro-tasking” approaches, which employ technology platforms to distribute small, discrete tasks to online workers, are a standard practice for accomplishing government goals. Governments use such platforms to harness the knowledge and skills of citizens and their own workers across multiple departments and agencies.

 

See: Industrialized crowdsourcing

 

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To digitize content for its national library, Finland created a central “game” platform to persuade citizens to provide free labor. Participants completed more than 4.1 million small projects, or “microtasks.”

Source: “Crowdsourcing Social Problems”, Reason Foundation, http://reason.com/archives/2013/12/25/crowdsourcing-social-problems.