Just Explain It: Crowdsourcing To Solve Crimes

Thanks to the ground breaking work of the late Dr. Mike Neal, we know that group narratives arise from social networks like Twitter. Crowd sourcing is now taking that one step further. In the recent Boston bombings law enforcement asked for the public to submit video and images from that day. Once the suspects were identified, they used images and footage they received to help lead to tracking down the suspects. While this assisted law enforcement in handling this case in a rapid fashion, it also led to a “citizen’s witch hunt” the story details. Crowd sourcing with media technology creates some very interesting possibilities for media psychology, along with some significant dilemmas.

via http://news.yahoo.com/just-explain-it–crowdsourcing-to-solve-crimes-190839795.html


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