[This post was originally published April 18, 2013, at darenbrabham.com. It has been migrated and updated here.]
I was on a HuffPo Live segment today that ties in somewhat to a post I made over at the Culture Digitally blog yesterday. Both the video and my blog post deal with the crowdsourcing efforts of communities at 4chan and Reddit to annotate photos and videos from the Boston Marathon bombing.
Is there a future for a national crowdsourcing platform run by the government to bring the public into the investigation process in the wake of crises? I say yes. Read more about my argument in my Culture Digitally post, “The Boston Marathon Bombings, 4Chan’s Think Tank, and a Modest Proposal for an Emergency Crowdsourced Investigation Platform.”