Our friends at MySociety.org have a new crowdsourcing project that’s really neat.
They have added video of debates in the House of Commons on their TheyWorkForYou.com Web site and are asking individuals to help match up each speech with the corresponding video clips. Wow. They are crowd sourcing all the work that the technologists behind Metavid have been doing themselves for C-SPAN coverage of Congress. Recently Metavid has added ways for you to help too.
TheyWorkForYou.com provides a randomly-selected speech from Hansard, the printed transcripts of debates in Parliament. You can search the video for the correct snippet. You then timestamp the video by hitting one button button.
MySociety.org has set up a "top timestamper" contest as well. Check it out.