Micro-volunteer for Haiti

Extraordinaries HaitiThe Extraordinaries, a USA based site are currently running a campaign for virtual micro volunteers to help in the Haiti disaster. Virtual micro-volunteering is where people can take on small tasks that they can do via a smart-phone or computer. It uses the concept of crowdsourcing to break a task into smaller chunks so that many people can contribute to completing the larger goal.

The Extraordinaries Haiti Support Centre is attempting to harness the power of the crowd to help locate and identify missing persons with just a few minutes of your time.

There are two ways you can get involved. The first is by looking at news images from the disaster and tagging them. The second is comparing the news images with photographs of missing people that have been submitted to find possible matches.

Aware that micro-volunteering is still in it's early days I had a go at both tagging and matching on the Extraordinaries. I know my thoughts - why not give it a go, and let me know what you think.