The Power of the Crowd
Why Crowdsourcing Information is so Effective
Citizen participation has always been an important element to effective governance, security protocols, as well as in the realm of new media products.
Crowdsourcing information is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially an online community. One example of where we can see crowdsourcing in action, is through for example, the navigation application Waze which aggregates information from live users to inform the application’s community of particular pitfalls or traffic hazards along their routes.
What we hope to do with our WeAware+ ™ application is to apply these same ideas of crowdsourcing and use them in our application to allow citizens to take part in the process of sending information relevant to suspicious behaviors or out-of-the-ordinary activities in their local communities to the greater community at…
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