NY Times Open Sources “The Hive” a Platform for Crowdsourcing News and Info

Looks pretty cool, and props to the NY Times for open sourcing this platform, called “The Hive.”

“We were intrigued by the idea of designing a service that defined the pieces of a crowdsourcing process in a highly flexible, customizable and modular way, and how such a platform could expand the set of things available to crowdsource….The system we built is Hive, an open-source platform that lets developers produce crowdsourcing applications for a variety of contexts.”

Curious to see what folks do with this. You can see “The Hive” platform in action here.