Every once in a while onthemedia.org comes out with amazing stories of human capital measurement without knowing it. This week, they featured two pieces on mass collaboration. The first is a game called fold.it , that makes a game out of folding real proteins. It’s a collaborative game (see my screen shot below of the protein my kids and I revolved this morning with a chat window). You get points for resolving conflicts in the protein. Recently a gaming community figured out a protein that has stymied researchers for a decade. Listen to the piece on the radio show, you will become addicted. This is Kaggle.com meets protein folding and education. Awesome.
The second site is in beta testing and is designed to help people recovering from trauma. Basically, a “team up” approach to getting through a hard time. Powerful potential – imaging if we used this to manage work too? Talk about engagement and collaboration.
Superbetter – can’t wait to see the beta.