The White Glove Tracking Project is trying to find each and every white glove in all 10,060 frames of Michael Jackson’s 5:34 performance of Billy Jean. Similar to the search for Jim Gray, this project is using the power of crowd sourcing, which means that it is getting humans to perform “tasks that require human perception and common sense, but may not require a lot of scientific training”.
In addition, the project is open source, so you will be able to see both the source code and the resulting data, and the satisfaction of doing a good deed is being handed out by the bucket full for participating trackers. So today, if you’ve got nothing better to do, track a few white gloves and contribute to the project, because the crowd is becoming a very powerful thing.
[Via: Yahoo! Picks]