Why do people Mark2Cure?Posted by ginger on Feb 10, 2015 in citizen science, collective intelligence, community-annotation, crowdsourcing, mark2cure | 0 comments
Mark2Curators have been busy! Over the weekend, our volunteers brought the current beta experiment from about 28% completion to over 50% completion. We’ve gotten excellent feedback from you and are working to improve on the issues and suggestions you’ve sent us! Thank you and keep them coming!!!
We now have over a hundred registered Mark2Curators who have shared compelling reasons as to why they Mark2Cure.
If we categorize the reasons, they look something like this:
We know all of our Mark2curators are altruistic, else they wouldn’t be contributing, but many have their reasons for doing so. For over half of our Mark2Curators, the primary motivation for contributing is to help others! How awesome is that? About half of our Mark2Curators were motivated by their interested in health and science. About 25% of our Mark2Curators were motivated by disease ties, with >70% of the disease ties being rare diseases. If you’re wondering why the sum of the percentages is over 100%, it’s because many reasons cannot neatly be contained by a single category.
Of course, none of these quick visualizations are nearly as powerful or compelling as the raw phrases used by our Mark2Curators. (note- please forgive us if we did not include your reason in the tiny sample below, and be assured that your reasons are a great source of inspiration and motivation for our team). Please continue to contribute to Mark2Cure, share your insights with us and your friends, and help to complete the Mark2Cure beta experiment.
I Mark2Cure because:
“My son & NGLY1”
“I have neither the time nor the patience for wasting my opportunities on things that will be forgotten.”
“Saw article in UT. Am retired with time to read but no medical experience.”
“In memory of my daughter who had Cystic Fibrosis”
“I Mark2Cure in memory of my son Mike who had type 1 diabetes.”
“my 4 year old daughter Phoebe is living with and battling rare disease. Her doctors believe she has an ALPS like condition, but currently remains undiagnosed as to the specific type. ”
“Help people feel better.”
“I am a middle school science teacher and want to model for my students how anyone can take an active role in science research, then get them involved.”
“Take part in something that helps humanity.”
To summarize, people Mark2Cure because they are AWESOME! Join this inspirational community of Mark2Curators and tell us why you Mark2Cure!