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Every year, video game enthusiasts fritter away billions of hours in fruitless fun, earning little more than sore thumbs and a sense of satisfaction.

But to Luis von Ahn they represent an opportunity not to be missed.

The computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh developed a game in 2003 that uses gamers to actively improve the web.
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7395751.stm

Seems like an interesting idea. I know i've spent ages wading through pages of rubbish to get a good image on google images or gettyimages etc.
Edited by voice - 5/18/08 at 5:43am
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Every year, video game enthusiasts fritter away billions of hours in fruitless fun, earning little more than sore thumbs and a sense of satisfaction.


i dont think a gamer, or who have a balanced view on video gaming has writen this, she needs to do her reasearch better.
she = Angela Saini, the writier for this article
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I just played Google Image Labeler for the last 45 minutes.

No joke.

It's addicting.

I challenge anyone to beat a score of 960!
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I just played Google Image Labeler for the last 45 minutes.

No joke.

It's addicting.

I challenge anyone to beat a score of 960!
I just got 1090!
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960 here, most partners suck

EDIT: 1010 with a good partner.
Edited by rduffy123 - 5/18/08 at 10:45am
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link to the game?
   
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You and RuthDebris scored 1490 points.
Your cumulative score is 2480.

You and a guest scored 1300 points.
Your cumulative score is 3780.

Today's Ranking
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Edited by DarkNite - 5/18/08 at 12:41pm
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^lol^ its becoming more popular!!!!!!!!
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thanks for the link, this game is pretty fun
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