Participatory Sensing: A citizen-powered approach to illuminating the patterns that shape our world

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Katie Shilton, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, Nithya Ramanathan, Sasank Reddy, Vidyut Samanta, Mani Srivastava, Ruth West, and Jeffrey Goldman

Today, people are increasingly able to create and share written and recorded media via the Internet. This phenomenon, now evident in the explosion of blogs and online social networks, is often called Web 2.0, or the new media. It has created compelling new avenues for public discourse, creative expression, and electronic commerce.