Yesterday a colleague asked me what crowdsourcing was. So I chattered on about pothole maps, and crowdsource maps, pertrol and CD prices. As I was talking I realised that on the surface a lot of the subject areas seemed pretty mundane. Not the kind of thing you would win a pulitzer for.
Later on in the day Justin McLachlan, a US journalist (blogger and superhero), stopped by to leave a comment on my ‘something for the weekend’ ireport post. So I popped over to his site – which is very nice – and came across a great post about a parking violation:
Downtown this morning, I saw a 12 News truck parked outside the courthouse. In front of a red curb. Illegally.So, I did what any good digital journalist would do: I snapped a picture with my iPhone and ran back to my office to blog about it.