Week 2 Reflection_Yizhuo Zhang u3125186

Week 2’s class is a great experience, I want to talk about crowed sourcing first.
I’ve got lots of fun on crowed sourcing, I have helped recognize handwriting words or words printed, draw a frame on animals’ faces, recognize plants and contribute info.
However, I’ve got a question about crowed sourcing website like Zooniverse, if someone contribute wrong information, how does it will be corrected? Or, if a person or a group of people deliberately contribute wrong information, how to avoid that? Maybe the system will select a “average” answer to one item, but if most of them are wrong, how to do it?
So I think the best solution is Webmaster or experts read them, and revise it.
Or maybe like the Wikipedia, everyone can see other people’s change, and revise them.
So I think crowed sourcing is a good method for digital heritage reservation, but it still need to be improved. And the most accurate way is do these things by experts or person who reliable.
The bots on Twitter are very interesting as well. I have heard bots on Twitter before, and also on China’s edition Twitter Weibo. It’s very conviniente for people to find what they want to know, and also very important for digital heritage research.
But, something I’m concerning as well, that is, people may teach bots bad things. ie, Microsoft has launched a bot on Twitter several months ago, but people find it start to reply bad words, then, Microsoft found the reason is many people tell bad words to the bot, and the bot learnt them.
So I think it’s one of the point we need to be careful in bots for digital heritage research.

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