Dave Rand on Micro-Volunteering

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Audio via http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2010/09/spark-119-september-12-15-2010-2/


Description

"You’ve probably felt this way before. You’d like to volunteer…give back to the community. But where do you find the time? Well you can ‘micro’ volunteer mere minutes at a time thanks to new online tools. Micro-volunteering works by taking massive charitable tasks and breaking them into tiny parts. Parts so small that you could help by participating for as little as under a minute, so you can fit it into your busy day. First, we heard from Jacob Colker, one of the founders of a micro-volunteering site called The Extraordinaries. Then, Nora spoke with Dave Rand, an evolutionary biologist with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, all about micro-volunteering and its potential. (Runs 15:14)"