Friday, July 20, 2007

NowPublic - crowd powered media

I discovered Now Public - this crowdsourcing site - when Ryan Nadel sent me a request to use some of my photos from the Acropolis in Greece for a story he had posted about the work on the Acropolis.

What caught my attention about Now Public were the different perspectives about the same topic captured by each contributor. Without the journalistic training and filters, these contributos add their view through their own personal lens. This gives us not only insight into the topic, but insight into the mindset of the international public's engagement with the topic.

Now Public is easy to navigate and offers a tabbed menu with drop-down menus for choices like "popular good stuff".

If you run across any other crowdsourcing sites, please share them here so we can build a resource list.