CrowdFlower

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CrowdFlower
Industry Crowdsourcing
Founded December, 2007
Founder(s) Lukas Biewald
Chris Van Pelt
Headquarters San Francisco, California, USA
Owner(s) Lukas Biewald
CEO
Employees 50-149[1]
Website www.crowdflower.com

CrowdFlower, originally called "Dolores Labs", is a crowdsourcing service founded in 2007 by Lukas Biewald and Chris Van Pelt.[2]

History[edit]

Software[edit]

CrowdFlower has over 50 labor channel partners, and its network has more than 5 million "contributors" worldwide. A system of peer review also helps maintain accuracy. It currently works with numerous Fortune 500 companies.[3] Currently, it offers SLA based enterprise solutions, as well as a self-service platform which allows clients to design and execute their own workflow. It also launched Real Time Foto Moderator, an image moderation tool for app developers and websites, in 2012.[4]

Applications[edit]

1) Researchers at the Harvard Tuberculosis Lab used the company’s platform to identify drug-resistant TB cells.[5]

2) After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the company helped to route text messages to the proper aid workers, to get them translated, and to ensure that the people sending the texts had a chance of getting what they needed.[6]

3) Similar relief efforts were handled after the 2010 Pakistan floods.[7]

4) In 2009, the company worked with Samasource to provide work for refugees in Kenya who completed microtasks; iPhone users donated their time by checking for accuracy through Give Work, an app.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . glassdoor http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Crowdflower-EI_IE553483.11,22.html. Retrieved 2014-08-12.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Dolores Labs Vets Web Sites On The Cheap". Forbes.com. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  3. ^ — Robert Munro, CTO of GVF. "CrowdFlower's Customers — CrowdFlower". Crowdflower.com. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  4. ^ Liz Gannes (2012-05-07). "Crowdflower Heads Downmarket With New Photo Moderation Tools". allthingsd.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  5. ^ Adrienne Burke (2011-10-26). "Crowdsourcing Scientific Progress: How Crowdflower's Hordes Help Harvard Researchers Study TB". Forbes. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Crowdsourcing the Haiti Relief | The CrowdFlower Blog". Blog.crowdflower.com. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  7. ^ "How To Cope with Very Large Volumes of Crowdsourced Reports? Add More Crowd!". The Ushahidi Blog. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  8. ^ Oshiro, Dana (2009-10-13). "Samasource / CrowdFlower iPhone App Helps Refugees Fight Poverty". Readwriteweb.com. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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