Crowdsourcing http://nhpr.org en 'Herp-spotting': Crowdsourced Science With Reptiles And Amphibians http://nhpr.org/post/herp-spotting-crowdsourced-science-reptiles-and-amphibians <p>Crowdsourcing is all the rage on the web these days – people coming together to contribute money or knowledge to projects or initiatives they care about.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 21:44:42 +0000 Brady Carlson 48030 at http://nhpr.org 'Herp-spotting': Crowdsourced Science With Reptiles And Amphibians CrowdMed: Diagnosing Unsolved Sicknesses With Crowdsourcing http://nhpr.org/post/crowdmed-diagnosing-unsolved-sicknesses-crowdsourcing <p>After using email and using a search engine, looking for health information is the third most popular web activity for internet users. That’s according to a 2011 study by the Pew Internet &amp; American Life Project. <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23392-crowd-diagnosis-could-spot-rare-diseases-doctors-miss.html">A new website combines that quest with the popularity of online crowd-sourcing</a>...or putting communal wisdom to work on perplexing problems. <a href="https://www.crowdmed.com/">CrowdMed</a> is a site for crowd-sourcing medical diagnoses. It uses the collective wisdom of some actual – and mostly armchair -medical professionals to solve tough medical cases and diagnose rare diseases that left traditional healthcare professionals stumped.</p><p><a href="http://about.me/jaredheyman"><strong>Jared Heyman</strong></a> is founder of the online market research firm Infosurv, his new venture is CrowdMed.&nbsp;&nbsp; welcome to word of mouth.</p><p><strong>Clare Martorana</strong> worked previously as a general manager and editor-at-large of Web-MD, and now serves as an advisor for CrowdMed. Wed, 15 May 2013 18:55:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27551 at http://nhpr.org