I’ve seen and written about a lot of crowdsourcing scenarios. This man Luis Von Ahn, an inventor of the CAPTCHA, as of right now occupies the pinnacle of crowdsourcing genius. He parlayed the CAPTCHA technology into a means to digitize books for free with reCAPTCHA, and now is delivering Duolingo. What is Duolingo? Nothing more than:
Translating the entire internet for free.
Duolingo is brilliant. The internet gets translated, while people simultaneously learn a language for free – something they are currently paying in both time and money to do anyway. Brilliant.
Watch this video, it entertaining and amazing.
Keep up the good work Luis.