AAAI Publications, Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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Social Microvolunteering: Donating Access to Your Friends for Charitable Microwork
Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jeffrey P. Bigham

Last modified: 2014-10-14


We propose social microvolunteering, in which people can do charitable microwork themselves for free, but also grant access to their Facebook friends as additional volunteers to magnify their effort. Social microvolunteering lets people volunteer despite temporal, financial, or physical limitations.


crowdsourcing; friendsourcing; volunteering


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