AAAI Publications, Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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Friendsourcing for the Greater Good: Perceptions of Social Microvolunteering
Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jeffrey P Bigham

Last modified: 2014-09-05


People with disabilities can be reluctant to friendsource help from their own friends for fear of appearing dependent or annoying.  Our social microvolunteering approach has volunteers post friendsourcing tasks on behalf of people with disabilities. We demonstrate this approach via a Facebook application that answers visual questions on behalf of blind users.


social microvolunteering; friendsourcing


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