Have you ever thought that the BBC World Service’s coverage of the news was heavy and depressing. According to Poynter, this thought is shared by many younger people in the global audience who find the more depressing news hard to digest.
So, “World Hacks” is bringing positive solutions to problems all across the globe! The BBC’s world service reaches 384 million citizens across the globe, and because of this has the best leverage to use crowdsourcing.
The audio show, or podcast will feature science, health and technology stories that often feature innovation and change. The main segment of the show focuses on solving problems sharing personal solutions.
For example a man from India can advise a man in Uganda who can’t sleep with all of the traffic noise outside his house.
Innovation can come from anywhere, and crowdsourcing is a good way to pull together diverse viewpoints surrounding one central issue or dilemma.