Thousands of volunteers are lining up to help fight cancer, map faraway planets and record the drama of war. They don’t need Ph.Ds or specialized equipment t…
Check out this article from nbcnews tech department on crowdsourcing and citizen science - questionable categorization as addiction aside, the perspectives shared by volunteers and your fellow #volunpeer siobhanleachman are SPOT ON!
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