Google Launches New Crowdsourcing App for Android
Google has released a crowdsourcing app for Android so you can help it make more money. Oh, sorry, I mean make its data better. “It might be more accurate to say that it makes Google’s internet services more useful, not the entire internet, since Google doesn’t offer free access to the underlying data of Google Maps or Google Translate. But as a longtime contributor to Google services, I can attest that offering free labor to the company — or to reviews at Yelp, TripAdvisor and Amazon — can give you a little dopamine hit. I’ve benefited from others’ freely donated labor countless times, and this is a way to reciprocate, even if Google shareholders benefit, too.” I would like it better if for every x things I did, Google donated y to the nonprofit of my choice. C’mon Google.